As some of you know, I am actively involved in a job search now. One of the questions I often ask in the interview is "when are you looking to have someone on board?"
A lot of the time, I get the response posted in the Subject line or responses like.. "well, the hiring manager is so busy that we don't know when she will be doing interviews."
Do responses like this say something about the hiring managers (ie, red flags) or is this just standard fare out there?
I can't imagine any other area of a company being able to run a project like this. Sally to Bob "Bob, when will you have the new marketing mark ups done?" Bob to Sally "Oh, I don't know. I am going to talk to 92 graphic artists first and eventually I am sure one will be the one. I am awfully busy you know, so just keep waiting."
I know you have to set the bar high; however, if you don't have any milestones or deadlines in place, do you even have a bar to set?
...and yes, these weird little things keep me up at night and writing on the forums at nearly 2 am local time (sigh)