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Did the girl work for a recruitment company or the actual company which was hiring?
Recruitment company, I assume...
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You may have misunderstood the title of this thread. When I say 'interview forgotten', I didn't mean it was me who forgot
But failed miserably at the rest of "Getting a Job 101".

Sorry, I'm completely out of sympathy for you. I even tried empathy but I'm out of that as well.
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Old 30.08.2011, 17:22
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Re: Invited for an interview and then forgotten

but you kindsortainaway did actually forget. As the job-seeker, surely you could be expected to keep careful track of the dates and times of your interviews? I think the reason you're not getting much sympathy on this thread is because most people feel even if the HR contact was remiss about confirming, the onus is on you--you're the one who wants to work. Forgetting French names a lot is probably a little "the dog ate my homework."

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Which one? I forgot, I tend to forget French names a lot.
Are you trolling??? I suspect you might be.

Or...if not.....your username is the least appropriate EVER
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Re: Invited for an interview and then forgotten

bit confused - your location is Geneva and France - but you're no good with French names!
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Or...if not.....your username is the least appropriate EVER
My name isn't Ken
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Old 30.08.2011, 17:26
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My name isn't Ken
No......but your 50% accurate is better than this one.

"Kermit" might work better
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but you kindsortainaway did actually forget. As the job-seeker, surely you could be expected to keep careful track of the dates and times of your interviews? I think the reason you're not getting much sympathy on this thread is because most people feel even if the HR contact was remiss about confirming, the onus is on you--you're the one who wants to work. Forgetting French names a lot is probably a little "the dog ate my homework."
Yup, it's on me. Now if only I had her number saved on my phone. Oh wait, my dog ate that too.
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We discussed the job and then agreed to meet and it was at this point that she said she would send me the details (she didn't). She didn't mention the company though so I assumed she was from an employment agency. Which one? I forgot, I tend to forget French names a lot.
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Old 30.08.2011, 17:28
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Re: Invited for an interview and then forgotten

Working for a major financial organization as I do, we receive many applications which are filed as follows:

a) Not worth responding to
b) May be able to apply a damp cloth around the urinals off-peak
c) Typical bank fodder; rude, no character - invite back for an interview
d) CEO material - lazy, lots of contacts on Linked In
e) Fails the elbow test, employ as PA immediately.

For anyone out there interested in working for an international concern, please just get in touch:

aurelie.doe@acme-recruiting-services...nhofstrasse.ch

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But failed miserably at the rest of "Getting a Job 101".

Sorry, I'm completely out of sympathy for you. I even tried empathy but I'm out of that as well.
It's ok, I wasn't looking for empathy/sympathy. Still, this is the complaint corner and I have something to rant about!
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It's ok, I wasn't looking for empathy/sympathy. Still, this is the complaint corner and I have something to rant about!
Ranting about your own incompetence

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It's ok, I wasn't looking for empathy/sympathy. Still, this is the complaint corner and I have something to rant about!
Yes, you certainly do. Have you considered sending a registered letter to your parents....?
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Ranting about your own incompetence

I guess you could say that...
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It's ok, I wasn't looking for empathy/sympathy. Still, this is the complaint corner and I have something to rant about!
But honestly: You are ranting that some agent didn't follow up his email. He thought you know his name (cause he said it), where you applied to, what job you applied to and where his office is... so if you schedule a meeting, there is not that much to tell you again.

You on the other hand:
- did not write down the name
- did not ask for the company
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- have no clue about applying.

I am trying to be constructive here, but you are a pretty hopeless case. You said you discussed the job. Do you remember the title or something specific? Search for it in your application emails to narrow it down...
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Yes, you certainly do. Have you considered sending a registered letter to your parents....?
Nope, but thanks for the suggestion...
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Nope, but thanks for the suggestion...
It's OK. You have enough posts to sell something now.
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But honestly: You are ranting that some agent didn't follow up his email. He thought you know his name (cause he said it), where you applied to, what job you applied to and where his office is... so if you schedule a meeting, there is not that much to tell you again.

You on the other hand:
- did not write down the name
- did not ask for the company
- ...
- have no clue about applying.

I am trying to be constructive here, but you are a pretty hopeless case. You said you discussed the job. Do you remember the title or something specific? Search for it in your application emails to narrow it down...
Done that. Bottomline, definitely learned a lesson there!
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It's OK. You have enough posts to sell something now.
Even if I were trying to sell something, my reputation in this forum is pretty much already ruined...
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Even if I were trying to sell something, my reputation in this forum is pretty much already ruined...
Not true. You've taken it like a good sport, for that I thank you and welcome future contributions. I normally really like to bait the French; wait you are F.....
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