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Old 08-19-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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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.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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You can always end the email with I look forward to hearing from you soon.

If the job is starting in a couple of weeks they will be making up their mind soon. If you don't hear anything by say Tuesday I would call and ask.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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You can always end the email with I look forward to hearing from you soon.

If the job is starting in a couple of weeks they will be making up their mind soon. If you don't hear anything by say Tuesday I would call and ask.
That is pretty much what I did. Tuesday sounds decent. Thanks for the input!
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:58 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 did not get the job.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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You did not get the job.
Sadly, at this point I would be surprised if I did. I guess someone else had a better interview than I.

Back to the drawing board.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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You can always end the email with I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I always end with, I look forward to hearing from you soon and discussing the next steps in the process."

Its a subtle way of saying: let's move forward on this.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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I always end with, I look forward to hearing from you soon and discussing the next steps in the process."

Its a subtle way of saying: let's move forward on this.

Lol no, its a sutle way of saying: i'm an arrogant, obnoxious, and desperate mess.

really though, do you really say that? I wouldnt be surprised if they responded by saying, 'the next step is me changing my email address'.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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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.
It's become more and more of a standard practice. It will never hurt your chances, but often it does nothing to help. The way to look at is the mindset of the H.R. folks, eg, the H.R. person: "I didn't think TheJagMan was the most qualified person for this job. <grabs the mail> oh, what's this? A thank you card from TheJagMan? This changes everything, I'll hire him!". In very highly specialized skills jobs, half the time the interviewer trying to sell the interviewee on the job and sending them thank you cards. If there is a job that requests a lot of relationship building then that's the exception to where sending a card will help you.

Unfortuately you never know if you get the job as you never know who you're up against. You could of done the best you possible you could, be the top candidate at the time but tomorrow someone with more experience applies.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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They said 2-3 weeks, so why are you worried after just four days?
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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It's become more and more of a standard practice. It will never hurt your chances, but often it does nothing to help. The way to look at is the mindset of the H.R. folks, eg, the H.R. person: "I didn't think TheJagMan was the most qualified person for this job. <grabs the mail> oh, what's this? A thank you card from TheJagMan? This changes everything, I'll hire him!". In very highly specialized skills jobs, half the time the interviewer trying to sell the interviewee on the job and sending them thank you cards. If there is a job that requests a lot of relationship building then that's the exception to where sending a card will help you.

Unfortuately you never know if you get the job as you never know who you're up against. You could of done the best you possible you could, be the top candidate at the time but tomorrow someone with more experience applies.
I agree. In the cases that I have dealt with (especially this one), trying for that extra connection definitely would not hurt.
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