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Old 07-13-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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So here is a tough one, right I live in Florida, but I am looking to relocate back to the west coast and can easily do so

I applied for a position with an organization, a day later I noticed that my status changed from "received submission" to "under review", that looks great to me.

I applied to the same position in all many locations in the USA, another switched to " Under review" the rest all say " received submission"

so thats 2 under review and like 7 under received submission

the day of the second submission being changed to under review, I got a call from the head office for an interview, I missed the call and then called back, they never got back to me that day so I left a nice message. Then I called again twice the next day ( today) and still no call back. My status still says "under review" for those 2 jobs

I dont get it, why have they not got back to me? and if they changed their mind why are they under review still

Is it the distance? am I too far away? but if so, why am I still "under review" for two positions and why they did call in the first place? my cover letter and resume clearly indicate my desire to go back to the west coast and that I can easily do so and that it's no problem. they relocate for some cities like NYC?
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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why have they not got back to me?
Because they are busy and have more to do than just return your phone call. Chill out. You've returned their call, thus reiterating your interest. At this point, if they are still interested they will call you. If you haven't heard from them in a week, assume they've changed their mind and move on.

Three calls in 24 hours borders on annoying and so I'd back off at this point and give them some breathing room. More phone calls isn't going to make them more interested in you.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Try to relax. One day, two days later is not that long. Managers get busy with their business. Check in a couple of days or at most, once a day. And keep applying else where with the idea if they call, wonderful! If they don't, you dodged a bullet if they just drop someone so quick.

Good luck! The job search is brutal.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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The lesson to take away is: in this economy, better not miss any phone calls.

Here is the business model for 98% of the jobs that are advertised on line or in the want ads. The responses are filtered and phone screened by recruiters, who are paid on commission - e.g., by the numbers. Each of these recruiters handles one particular job area. If it's a common job area (? database administrator? paralegal? Level 1 tech?) he or she may have 70 openings to fill per month. Each online ad will get 500 responses over the course of the first week, before the ad is pulled. Of those 500, 100 meet the specs for the job. The recruiter's job is to filter the 500, find the 100 qualified candidates, and place as many of them as possible in order to get the commission into his next monthly paycheck. He has 70 openings times 500 resumes per opening, or 35,000 resumes to filter through over the course of that typical month.

Let's say you are one of the 100 qualified applicants - in this instance, you were. Let's say you are #1 on the list. You don't pick up the phone. His best move is to shrug his shoulders, say "NEXT", and keep working down the list. He will speak to the next seven people who answer, choose three to recommend for the next level of selection, and put the three files into the next inbox in the processing queue. The next inbox makes the arrangements for further interviews, background checks or whatever.

The lesson here is, no matter that you are qualified. The only thing that matters is that you are among the first seven people to answer the recruiter's phone call for that position, to be in the running for further consideration. In other words, most of the qualified people in that stack of 100 resumes will never get a call back, just on the basis of the numbers. He will not call all 100 people. He will not cycle back to you. He is like a real estate agents - paid on commission. He cannot afford the time to get into do loops.

The only people who aren't forced into this model are the retained search firms, where the recruiter seeks YOU out, vs. you responding to postings. That is the ONLY situation where you will receive a call back, since these folks only work with three to four candidates at a time. For the rest of the 98% of the jobs out there, it's a numbers game - and you CAN'T AFFORD TO GIVE UP YOUR TURN IN LINE.

You don't have a cell phone? If you are looking for a job, you cannot afford not to have one. And, you cannot afford to miss a call.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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they phoned back today , the interview went ok I think. They mentioned possible relocation to a city that I was not under review for, what does that mean? I am under review for 2 west coast cities but not under review for the east coast city that they may have vacancy for?

if they were interested in east coast city why is that one not under review as listed as the west coast cities?

I am not as interested in the east coast city as the west coast, should I withdraw my application for the east coast ?

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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Swanny, congratulations! on the callback!!!

Regrettably I am a one trick pony as far as the recruiting biz goes - have good friend who does this, and what he shared is all I know.

Best to take the situation at face value. Although if the west coast is where you want to go, I don't know why you'd withdraw your application.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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The interview I think went well, I can never tell for sure sometimes, it still says " under review" on the job status for 2 of the jobs out of the 9 or 10 positions that I applied to. Those 2 are the ones I want the most the other 9ish still say "recieved submission"


does that mean Im still considered? if I were not, would it have switched to " no longer under consideration" or something like that

does anyone know?, the interview was on thursday morning would I have been rejected by now? if I failed the interview? or are they still thinkingit through? they called me right away after the job expired on careerbuilder

it is a relocation job and they would likely pay very well

I think the questions of the interview were pretty bland and that I could have dumped loads of information about the industry to them but it was concise and simple. I fele that I could have talked for hours but didn't
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Swanny, congratulations! on the callback!!!

Regrettably I am a one trick pony as far as the recruiting biz goes - have good friend who does this, and what he shared is all I know.

Best to take the situation at face value. Although if the west coast is where you want to go, I don't know why you'd withdraw your application.
I only withdrew for the east coast city, the west coast cities still say "under reivew" which is what I want
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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bump

anyone have anyone advice?
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