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Old 07-24-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Ah, it's so brutal. Even if the interview went really well (I think mine went pretty well), a thousand scenarios still play around in your head, making it easy to over-analyze the situation. How does everyone cope with the waiting after an interview? After my last interview, no one ever got back to me with an answer after I drove 700 miles to interview with their company. I hear that's to be expected nowadays, but it seems kind of unnecessary.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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I got a job offer late Thursday night, was supposed to start Friday. No word. I sent a "breezy" email inquiring on Friday if he got my response that yes, I would start on Friday. Nothing. I sent a text Monday morning, asking if he was receiving my emails, that I wasn't receiving his. Nothing. Maybe he went with someone else? I don't know, but if he contacts me and the first sentence doesn't include the phrase, "I'm really sorry, but this really bad thing happened to me and I've been unable to use the phone and email..." then he will hear back from me just what I heard from him... nothing. (As to the equipment he shipped me already... it's severance, as far as I can tell)
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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Yeah, the waiting game is brutal... at least you got an interview, so that's a start!

Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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Last interview I had, after a discussion about quality and work ethics, the hiring manager told me I was exactly what the company was needing and looking for in an employee. @ weeks later I get a letter from them offering their apologies and stating that im not the kind of worker theyre looking for. It looks like more and more businesses are going towards quantity over quality.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Lucky enough to be interviewing for a few different companies. Worst part is the job you want is generally the last one to make you the offer. Hoping to have two offers by next week if all goes well. FINGERS CROSSED!
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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I got a job offer late Thursday night, was supposed to start Friday. No word. I sent a "breezy" email inquiring on Friday if he got my response that yes, I would start on Friday. Nothing. I sent a text Monday morning, asking if he was receiving my emails, that I wasn't receiving his. Nothing. Maybe he went with someone else? I don't know, but if he contacts me and the first sentence doesn't include the phrase, "I'm really sorry, but this really bad thing happened to me and I've been unable to use the phone and email..." then he will hear back from me just what I heard from him... nothing. (As to the equipment he shipped me already... it's severance, as far as I can tell)
Wow, I would be so frustrated. Getting a job offer can be really exciting. That would be such a let down if they withdraw it, not to mention completely unprofessional. Hopefully it works out for the best for you. Sometimes these things happen for a reason.

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Yeah, the waiting game is brutal... at least you got an interview, so that's a start!

Good luck!
Thanks! And yeah, getting interviews is a start, but an offer would be really nice.

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Last interview I had, after a discussion about quality and work ethics, the hiring manager told me I was exactly what the company was needing and looking for in an employee. @ weeks later I get a letter from them offering their apologies and stating that im not the kind of worker theyre looking for. It looks like more and more businesses are going towards quantity over quality.
It's always hard getting the rejection note, but I prefer getting them over waiting weeks and weeks and never hearing anything back. I understand that hiring managers are busy, but sending a quick email notifying the applicant of their decision to look elsewhere doesn't take a lot of effort.

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Lucky enough to be interviewing for a few different companies. Worst part is the job you want is generally the last one to make you the offer. Hoping to have two offers by next week if all goes well. FINGERS CROSSED!
Fingers are crossed. I hope you get both! Good luck with the wait.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Interesting article they had on LinkedIn about people who do not send out a letter to potential employees that they did not get the job. This will at times cause a company to lose business.

The example they gave was retail stores. Many people who apply are customers who love the store and clothes. They are treated so badly after the interview that they don't shop again. And of course, tell everyone that they won't shop there and why.
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