A little background: I'm a job seeker in the pharmaceutical industry ,and have a bachelor degree in pharmacy followed by an M. Tech degree in Biotechnology) and have been applying to more or less anything that I'm finding even remotely close to my field.
About three months ago, I received a call from a big pharma company, and they simply took the first round of my technical interview then itself. I happened to qualify for the second round of interview. The second interview was taken on 15th of November. The HR had called me about half an hour before the interview started and only told me "best of luck, our HOD will be taking your interview shortly". The interview went mediocre at best, in my opinion, and possibly theirs too, since they asked me to study a topic they specified "take your time to prepare" and then "call the HR executive to schedule another interview". I made the call on 20th December. The HR person on that day confirmed my identity and said that they will do what's needed.
Since I didn't receive a call from them for the next two weeks, I decided to give the HR a call on 10th January again, when he told me that "you've cleared the technical round already, and when we receive the confirmation from the head office your offer letter will be released". Even when I enquired about not having received any mail, he said "yeah, there will be no mail for now, you'll only get an email once we get the confirmation from HO".
The job was actually posted on their website on 28th of December, nearly two and a half months after my first technical interview. All this has happened but I am yet to receive even a single email from the company, for any communication whatsoever. I searched on the internet to find whether or not it's something that actually does happen- all communications before the offer letter to have been exclusively over the telephone, but found only cases for jobs like a barista or the likes, and absolutely nothing for a job that deals with STEM field.
I'm unable to understand what to make of the fact that I am yet to receive a single email. Does it really so happen that a company, sends you the very first email, directly as an offer letter, with the only communication having been exclusively telephonic conversations?
P. S. The country I'm talking about is India, just in case the practices vary (I'm not aware of it at all.)