Posted on: 2021-11-05
You have been invited or just finished an interview for a job but now the job post was taken down on the job portal. This can be very confusing. In the worst case the position was filled, and you have not been selected. However, it can also be that you are a shortlisted candidate who is about to receive an offer. Here, we are listing down all possible reasons why a job post is no longer active on the job portal. To cut a long story short, the best is always to ask the recruiter for the next step and do not assume you have not been selected.
You have had the interview with the recruiter and now the job is closed. There can be multiple reasons why the position was closed.
During the job search, it is very normal that one is not selected. To avoid any confusion, be sure to follow up with a recruiter. If you have not been selected, remember that job searching is a numbers game and you should just keep on applying to similar jobs at new companies.
A recruiter might choose to close a position because he has received a lot of applications and a good number of suitable candidates. Most likely, the Recruiter has shortlisted a few talents and does not want to receive more emails and notifications from the job portal about even more applicants. You might be one of the shortlisted candidates or not. Be sure to follow up with the recruiter.
In many cases, recruiters have to buy coins to post their job on job portals. It is possible that the recruiter simply does not have enough credits any more to keep the job active. Job posts will be closed in the following events:
It’s always a great idea to follow up with the recruiter. You can thank the recruiters for taking the time for the interview and you can ask what the next step is in the hiring process at the company you have applied to.
Dear [Name of the Recruiter],
Thank you for taking the time to interview me today. Can you let me know what are the next steps in the recruitment process and when should I expect to hear from you?
If you do not hear back in 3-5 days, you can assume that the position is closed. Following up will remove any doubts you have. It is good to know the status and not wait for weeks for an update.
Sum Ting Wong
Digital Marketing Executive
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