Yesterday I received this email from the state government recruiting website. I applied for this role and was informed on 8 December 2011 that I was unsuccessful. Then on 21 December I was informed the position was on hold. Now it’s been withdrawn. It’s July, 8 months later.
I have two comments. First, why are they telling me? I didn’t get shortlisted and therefore don’t need to be kept informed of subsequent developments. Second, this is indicative of the impossibly slow and incompetent government recruitment system that I have experienced many times before.
Once I interviewed for a role and, like this one, it was subsequently withdrawn. What a waste of time. I should have billed them for my time. I no longer apply for government jobs. They need to learn to treat prospective employees with basic professional courtesy.
Job Reference: VG/SO2743
Position: Social Media & Marketing Advisor, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office
On 21 December, we communicated with you regarding the position of Social Media & Marketing Advisor, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office being placed on hold. It is with regret that we now formally advise you that the position has been withdrawn.
We again sincerely thank you for your interest in this position and wish you well in any future employment applications.
Department of Justice