Hrm, Admin, Ir
Energy Sector
Raj Kumar Hansdah
Shrm, Od, Hrd, Pms
Hr Professional
+2 Others

Dear All,
I appeared for the final round of interview for HR Executive post in a small IT farm in Kolkata on 22nd of July, Thursday where I was informed about my selection :p. I was also committed that offer letter will be mailed within three working days where from I will be getting the salary details. I was clarified that the offer letter will reach me within Saturday, i. e. 25th of July :neutral:. However I did not receive any mail within the date mentioned and I called up in the office on Monday morning 11o’clock. Some lady :evil: picked up the call, she refused to introduce herself, only told that company has not committed any selection, she is not having my name in her database of selected candidates :shock: . When I requested to put me to the concerned person she just put down the phone :cry:. In such a situation I am bit confused how to reach the person who had taken my interview and told me that I am selected for the post. :-?

From India, Mumbai
There is nothing much you can do unless you speak to the guy who conducted your interview and check with him/her.
From India, Bangalore
Mr Sonai,

you could treat the preliminary communication more of a courtesy and a rough indication informing you by when you could hear in case your selection is finalised.

May beorrying about the response of the lady on the telephone, one could send an courtesy e-mail to the hr department from where one has got the interview call initially marking kind attention in the name of the person who had communicated with us towards the finals - or send a letter by courier to be acknowledged.

you could say you were glad to have been verbally informed to have been shortlisted and are yet awaiting the offer letter and would be glad to associate with the organisation and offer your best contributions, and could say that an offer letter would enable you resign from the current organisation and start planning to join the esteemed organisation if a clear offer is made - without focusing on your annoyance of the changed trend of communications as quoted by you. you could also seek professional feedback on your interview with suggestions for improvement provoking them to give some reply/response. this would keep you yet in their good books and luck permitting may make you the offer in case the other person if any does not join or a similar requirement comes up again sooner.

as i understand even an offer letter is just an offer and could be withdrawn before one joins under reasonable circumstances, although not professionally advisable in terms of corporate image and public trust in the organisation causing mutual embarassment and putting a genuine candidate under difficulties.

hope this helps someway,

with best wishes,


From India, Ahmadabad
Dear Sonai,
I am a new HR executive but as my suggestion:It will be better if you revisit the office and talk to concerned person. Possibly s/he will tell you the real things and then you will know what is true things about your job selection.
Arbind Modi

From India, Ahmadabad
This is sad to listen.
They could have told you about the rejection politley.
They could have mailed you.
They could have called you on phone
There could have been positive response.
No matter wait for the better opportunities.
All the Best.

From India, Surat

I am sure you recognise the person(s) by name & designation who had conducted the interview and who had communicated (though informally) about your selection. Dont hesitate to visit the company and meet the individual in person and clarify matters. Also mention about the communication you had with the lady on the date and day specified whren you rang up the office tom get the details.

In the absence of a formal (written) communication there is nothing much you can do; if the they (company) make a turn around and say "sorry". However it would be worth; to communicate through an email/telephone (if you mange to get hold of the mailing address/telenumber) and let the details known to individuals of authority in the company, i.e. incase the untoward incident of "rejection" happens.

In case you fail to get hold of the email address or the tele number of the concerned individuals, then post a detailed letter (by registered post/courier) to the concerned individuals (individuals of authority; by name and designation and marking the letter as "Confidential & to be opened by the Addressee only".

However all of this to be done: only when there is a rejection and you have failed in your attempts to speak to them.


Dr MK Bose

From India, Hyderabad
You have had a first hand flavour of things in the Co. I think you should be glad that you are not joining a Co. with such poor HR practices.
I am afraid you cannot do much. If the Co. has chosen not to continue with the proposed Offer Letter, you just have to accept the reality and go on ahead with life.
Best Wishes,
Vasant Nair

From India, Mumbai
Dear Sonai,.
I agree with "I am afraid you cannot do much. If the Co. has chosen not to continue with the proposed Offer Letter, you just have to accept the reality and go on ahead with life."
One should not count chickens before they hatch. My sympathies.
Wishing you Good Luck for the next interview.

From India, Delhi
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