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Old Dec 29th 2016, 2:25 pm
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I'm feeling very aggrieved and don't know where to turn to, so I thought I'd ask you lovely people.

There's a job opening where I work which I'm interested in. The post said it closes 12/30 and had been open for 2 weeks. I spent time sorting my application out, baring in mind it's been Christmas etc and when I went to apply yesterday, the position had gone.
I emailed our executive aid who said the position was interviewed for, they offered it someone and they accepted.
Am I correct in thinking that they are breaking some kind of rule by closing the job before the advertised date?
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Old Dec 29th 2016, 2:41 pm
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Does it matter?

Better luck next time.
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Old Dec 29th 2016, 2:47 pm
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Obviously it does matter to me.

It's not unlucky to miss out on a job when they move the goal posts, it's unfair.
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I've never heard of it being illegal for a company to close a job position before the date. I always view the date as just a rough guideline.

I doubt kicking up a fuss about it, especially as you already work for them, will do you any favors.

Keep your application stuff on file and if you see it again get in quick.
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Originally Posted by Southy_SWFC View Post
Am I correct in thinking that they are breaking some kind of rule by closing the job before the advertised date?
Not that I know of.
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Too late now.
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Originally Posted by tom169 View Post
I've never heard of it being illegal for a company to close a job position before the date. I always view the date as just a rough guideline.

I doubt kicking up a fuss about it, especially as you already work for them, will do you any favors.

Keep your application stuff on file and if you see it again get in quick.
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Not that I know of.
OK

Thank you for your help
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At our company, my understanding is that they post an open position, start collecting resumes/ doing interviews, and if they feel a candidate is a good fit, they hire ASAP, which means the job is no longer posted because the position has been filled. That date on the post is just the date it needs to be renewed in case the position does not get filled


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I never apply for open positions. The secret for at least the last 100 years been to find the person who has the power to hire you at any organisation and approach them directly.
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Originally Posted by Southy_SWFC View Post
There's a job opening where I work which I'm interested in. The post said it closes 12/30 and had been open for 2 weeks. I spent time sorting my application out, baring in mind it's been Christmas etc and when I went to apply yesterday, the position had gone.
Your mistake was in not immediately expressing interest in the position as soon as you became aware of it. That way you would either have discovered right away that the position had already been filled or increased your chances of it remaining open until they had considered your application.
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Those dates are not set in stone. Always apply when you see the posting, never wait.

Those dates are not set in stone, and I don't know of any labor law that says they are.
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Originally Posted by Southy_SWFC View Post
Am I correct in thinking...
No, you're not.

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Old Dec 29th 2016, 9:45 pm
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OP, your company may have even opened the position for a particular person, but had to make the "open position" public to abide by certain visa / PERM / green card process requirements, for example.
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The closing date to me is more a 'we'll take a look at all applications received up until' not 'we won't look at applications until after xx/xx'

It certainly isn't a law.

OP, your company may have even opened the position for a particular person, but had to make the "open position" public to abide by certain visa / PERM / green card process requirements, for example.
This. Although forget the visa rules, the company may have a rule that all positions have to be posted, regardless pf if a person has had 'the nudge/wink' or not for the role.
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OP, your company may have even opened the position for a particular person, but had to make the "open position" public to abide by certain visa / PERM / green card process requirements, for example.
I was thinking this too...... the 'posting' was to comply with employment law.
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