My friend recently went to an interview with a small accounting software company.
After she left the interview, she never heard back from them.
The thing is, she'd already talked with the owner on the phone several times, sent several emails back and forth, and spent the better part of a day on the interview. During the interview my friend was asked some personal questions and she feels upset that after all this they didn't even have the courtesy to call her back to say that the position had been filled, or tell her why she was not selected. She knows she was qualified enough for the first job.
Is it normal for companies to not tell candidates they were rejected for a position after investing so much time with them?
As a side note, she later got a different job with another company which pays more than what was offered at the accounting software company.