A potential client was looking for a contract admin and customer service support for her business. From what she told me, the job was pretty straightforward with a solid team in place of other customer service/administrators and training. The business had been around a long time and was growing.
We had a phone interview and an in-depth in-person interview. This included meeting other people in the office and having a team discussion. She acknowledged I have great skills for the role.
Two weeks later I got an email.
Client: You’re a top candidate, but I’m still interviewing people and deciding on next steps. Just wanted to update you on the status of this.
I took a look at the job boards a week later. She reposted the job. Apparently the last round of interviews didn’t yield anything (there \are usually a lot of applicants for jobs where I live). I wonder what criteria makes someone the “perfect fit” for this job that seemed like a number of skilled people could fill.