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I recently had my on-site interview loop with a major international tech company where I was interviewing for several possible positions and I thought it went decently well. Later, I got a flurry of no-reply email notifications that looked like they want to hire me for a specific and identifiable position out of the potential positions we discussed and are scheduling an interview to discuss the terms of the offer with me.

Just in case, I decided to ask the recruiter whether that's what's going on. The recruiter replied by saying that those notifications were a glitch in the system, apologising, and suggesting we have an interview soon to discuss my feedback.

What do I take of this? Does this mean my chances of getting hired are good or are negative feedback interviews a common thing in such circumstances? Also, did I make a large mistake or faux pas by asking the recruiter whether they planned to discuss a job offer with me based on those notifications?

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    Just turn up to whatever meeting is arranged, it's not like you've got anything to lose at this point. Nov 24, 2023 at 16:11
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    No way for us to do more than guess the cause. Probably was just a glitch. Probably no more significance than that. Ignore it, continue your job hunt, wait for them to schedule something, proceed from there.
    – keshlam
    Nov 24, 2023 at 16:13

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What do I take of this?

Nothing much. A glitch is a glitch and there doesn't seem anything happening here.

Does this mean my chances of getting hired are good or are negative feedback interviews a common thing in such circumstances?

It doesn't mean anything, if was simply a system hiccup (which seems likely).

Also, did I make a large mistake or faux pas by asking the recruiter whether they planned to discuss a job offer with me based on those notifications?

No. It's a perfectly reasonable thing to ask about.

Just ignore the notifications and proceed as if they didn't happen.

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I think the more interesting question is:

Does what was sent through interest you?

If the answer is 'yes' - then I would essentially let the recruiter know. Glitch or not, a hand has been shown and if you say 'What I saw, I liked, I'd like to proceed with that specific opportunity' - then that is within your right. The downside being that if they don't want you for that specific role, then gunning for it might put you out of the running.

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What do I take of this?

It is definitely a glitch because no companies would send a flurry of no-reply email notifications that look like they want to hire you for a position.

In reality, if a company wants to hire you, the recruiters will send you a personal email or give you a phone call to discuss the hiring. They will never send you no-reply email to indicate that they may hire you.


Does this mean my chances of getting hired are good or are negative feedback interviews a common thing in such circumstances?

Your chance is neither positive nor negative because it is a glitch.


Also, did I make a large mistake or faux pas by asking the recruiter whether they planned to discuss a job offer with me based on those notifications?

No. You did not make any mistake.

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