So, has this ever happened to anyone else?
We were hiring for a junior position and got it down to 3 candidates. About two weeks ago, I offered to one, she declined, and offered to the second, and he accepted.
Per the MT guidance, I called the rejected candidate and when I got his voice mail left a message that we chose another candidate.
Yesterday, I get an email from the rejected candidate asking for an update on where we are in the hiring process and expressing his continued interest in the job.
I asked a colleague about this and she asked if he was a millennial. She said they never listen to voice mail.
So how do I respond? Do I owe him the courtesy of a phone call again, or do I just respond to his email?
Thanks for any recommendations.