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Old 03-13-2010, 01:39 PM
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A few weeks ago I had an interview for one of the local cities. The interview seemed to go well, but I have yet to hear back. I have never interviewed for a government agency before and was wondering a few things:

1. How long can it take?
2. Will they get back to me regarding their decision?

I am assuming they would get back to me even if I didn't get the position since they do send out rejection letters to those who apply and didn't get an interview.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:24 PM
Location: norfolk
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call them and follow up on your interview. Jobs often are given to the people who show the most interest if there are a lot of applicants. Don't be afraid to think that they think your desperate, to them it looks like interest.

govt also takes forever to do anything.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:27 PM
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Often their first choice falls through so sometimes you can get something on the rebound.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:34 AM
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First thing you need to do is find out if that position is still approved under the 2010 city budget or if it is something that city council will have to approve for the upcoming 2011 budget in June....All local cities are under a hiring freeze right now due to budget cuts and even though the local cities might be taking applications and conducting interviews that does not truely mean the position is open for filling at this time. One of those crappy things cities like to do....they like to interview people for openings that might be months away if ever available at all...I agree with the above poster I would be making some phone calls to see what your status is with them..
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:01 PM
Location: Virginia Beach
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If local/state government is anything like the Federal govt, it can take a long time to hire someone. At my agency it can take as long as 6 months; and I have a friend who got hired at MSC in Norfolk and it took about 3 months.

Govt hiring actions are sloooow.
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