MORE IDEAS FROM So, You Got Ghosted — at Work
Ghosting can happen anywhere:
To be ghosted by your professional contacts, like a Linkedin connection, your prospective client, or your office colleague can feel confusing, with a sense of rejection that can shatter your confidence.
We try to retrace our steps and figure out what went wrong, and also try to follow up for the sake of closure.
Many employees suddenly quit a bad job, never showing up the next day. This can also be due to their getting a better offer with immediate joining.
Professional networking is prone to ghosting, with Linkedin messages suddenly not being responded to, or a client that is being pitched for a prospective sale suddenly losing interest and blocking contact.
We all hate it when someone ghosts us, both professionally and personally because of the Zeigarnik Effect. This is a phenomenon that makes our brain linger on to something that is unresolved, unfinished or demands closure.
There is a cognitive tension inside our minds that makes us want to seek out a satisfactory resolution instead of being stuck in limbo.
According to research from Indeed.com, 28% of candidates ghosted an employer during 2020, which is up from 18% in 2019.
In a tough hiring market, ghosting puts companies in a rough spot. More than two-thirds of hiring managers say that candidates dropping off during the application process is a problem for their company.
The word hustler means an aggressively enterprising person or a go-getter. Hustlers have a great ability for getting what they want from a new person or situation.
If you want to rehab your career, hustle yourself into new conversations with people who can help you land your dream job.
A common scenario in the world of remote working is waiting for a response for the email one has sent, looking for the information, input or conversation that is required from a coworker or a client.
While we start to think that we are being ghosted, it is common for people to delay email responses as they are juggling work and personal commitments, and our email does not make it to their top 10 list of must-do work. We can keep a few things in mind while reaching the person again in a follow up email.
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