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Old 08-21-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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They said 2-3 weeks, so why are you worried after just four days?
The interview was last Friday, the person wanted someone to START within 2-3 weeks. Due to the nature of the job and the employer, I would think most of that time would be taken doing research, background checks and all that jazz, which would take my permission. That is why not hearing anything, now 1 full week out, I am thinking I did not get the job.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge LA
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Opinions please!
I interviewed last Friday for a job to start within the next 2-3 weeks. I was the 3rd interview and I think, things went very smoothly. There was no implication there was any sort of second interview process. I interviewed with the person I would directly work with as it is a 1 person department which is simply too big for one person now.
Friday evening when I got home I sent out my Thank You email.... and here I wait. I did not get a reply and not a single phone call. I know this person is VERY busy, but I don't want to be forgotten.
I will admit, this is only my second time sending out a Thank You letter post interview, so I am not sure if it is standard practice for anyone to even reply to one. (I left it very open ended so I would no appear over confident or a nuisance.) I want SO badly to call the person to get some sort of answer, but I fear being a pest.
You sure do talk a lot.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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You sure do talk a lot.
This is a FORUM. And you don't have to . But thank you for trolling anyway.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:28 PM
 
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Opinions please!
I interviewed last Friday for a job to start within the next 2-3 weeks. I was the 3rd interview and I think, things went very smoothly. There was no implication there was any sort of second interview process. I interviewed with the person I would directly work with as it is a 1 person department which is simply too big for one person now.
Friday evening when I got home I sent out my Thank You email.... and here I wait. I did not get a reply and not a single phone call. I know this person is VERY busy, but I don't want to be forgotten.
I will admit, this is only my second time sending out a Thank You letter post interview, so I am not sure if it is standard practice for anyone to even reply to one. (I left it very open ended so I would no appear over confident or a nuisance.) I want SO badly to call the person to get some sort of answer, but I fear being a pest.
Actually, I would like to thank you for posting this and your entire explanation of your interview situation. I acutally have recently had the same experience except it was a week ago Thursday, 8/5. Was the second person to be interviewed and I felt it went well. I sent the thank you email on Friday and never got a reply. It was in a school and I just discovered that their classes started this past Thursday. So, I am wondering: Should I wait until Tues. in hopes that the start of school has just delayed their decision making, but in the back of my mind I'm hoping I'm not being a nag? Or, should I just assume that I probably didn't get the job. Same in your case, they would need to background checks, etc.; but I have already filled out the release forms and signed paperwork for them to go ahead and do the background check. I was under the understanding that they did not do the checks until you were actually offered the job. I imagine that they are expensive.

Again, thank you for asking this question. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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