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Sadly, 99% of the people doing the hiring don't have the common courtesy to send even a form-mail email saying "you suck, we hated you, don't ever call us again." Something, anything at all, would be nice when you're waiting to hear on a job.

But heaven forbid you don't send a thank-you card...

Common courtesy is dead.

Thanks for the comment, James, I'd like to disagree with you but I don't think I can. I am not sure when or how it become customary to just ignore the people you weren't interested in, but that seems to be the norm now. I am happy to say that the company I am working with now did actually send out thank you letters to everyone that didn't get the gig.

One way you might be able to get an answer from these hiring managers (and I stress the word "might") is to point blank ask them in the interview. Try, "I appreciate you having me in today, can I expect to hear from you whether or not you feel we are going to be a good fit." No, it's not a guarantee they'll get back to you, but they may feel obligated after giving you their word. Thanks again for your insights, James, visit again soon.

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