I applied for a position of Marketing Coordinator with this company on Monday, September 9th at around 8:30 pm via online submission.
The following is an email chain that went on between myself and this company yesterday, September 10th.
Email from potential employer: Tuesday, September 10th @ 9:00 am.
Good Morning Vee (my full name was used),
We have reviewed your application and are impressed with your qualifications and experience. We would like to know if you could come for an interview at our office [insert Calgary address here] on either Tuesday, Sept 17th or Wednesday Sept 18.
Please get back to me as soon as possible.
Thanks, G (full name was used)
Response email that I sent: Tuesday, September 10th @ 12:00 pm.
Good Afternoon G,
My apologies for the slow response.
Given the distance it would take for me to get to this initial interview, I am wondering if there is there a possibility that I could do my initial interview over the telephone or Skype?
Please let me know.
Thank you, Vee
Email from potential employer: Tuesday, September 10th @ 1:00 pm
Please kindly note that this job is located in Calgary.
Is that what you are looking for?
Response email that I sent: Tuesday, September 10th @ 1:11 pm
I am most definitely looking for a position in Calgary. I would like to relocate to Calgary to both work and live.
Email from potential employer: Tuesday, September 10th @ 1:30 pm
Thank you for your response, Vee.
If you would like to relocate to Calgary then why are you unwilling to come to Calgary for an interview?
Response that I sent: Tuesday September 10th @ 1:35 pm
Good Afternoon G,
Please note that I am not unwilling to come for an interview. I am simply asking if, for the first round of interviews, I might be able to do mine over the telephone or skype.
Then, if selected as one of the candidates you most like, I’d be happy to come to Calgary for an interview once the candidate pool has been whittled down to your final candidates.
Email from potential employer: Tuesday, September 10th @ 4:55 pm
Good Afternoon Vee,
Thank you for clarifying.
While I would very much like to offer interviews to candidates from other cities and locations and offer the opportunity to do interviews over Skype and the telephone, we have already offered this position to another candidate and they have accepted.
Best of luck in your career search.
Though it notes in several places on my resume that I presently have a BC address, what I’ve learned from this email chain is that they really didn’t read much of my resume.
I do not believe that they’ve hired someone for the position. I just think once they actually realized that I do not live in Calgary they stopped considering me for the job. And when they stopped considering me for the job, they needed to come up with a reason to explain why I was no longer being considered.
I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am.
As a hiring manager, to offer someone an interview on Tuesday morning for seven days in the future, how on earth could you then have hired someone for the position less than twelve hours later?
Also, if you’ve hired someone for the position, wouldn’t you take the posting off of LinkedIn and Indeed?
To conclude: It appears as though this company is not looking to hire the best candidate for the position, they’re main priority of importance is to hire someone that already lives in Calgary.