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Old 06-16-2013, 09:27 PM
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I wouldn't go overboard with the contact. Once a week is enough. It does take time, especially for approvals and different things going on. There is a point of diminishing returns. One show should self-restraint.

My last job hunt was during the holidays in 2011. I stayed in contact about once a week with 2 different companies.

At the first company, I had made it to the final interview. I kept contact to once a week.

At the 2nd company, I cleared the background check. In the last week, the salary was still in the approval stages with the COO or CEO. I kept it cool and kept contact to once a week here, too.

First company came back with a $12k more than my last job. The 2nd company came back with $25k more over my last job.. It took longer for the approvals at the 2nd company, because the salary offer was on the high end.

Don't shoot yourself in the foot with jobs that are still in play. Keep it cool and keep applying for other jobs.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mom2justynsarah View Post
It's very typical that the hiring process can take longer than expected. I get calls from my candidates all the time. Why is it taking so long? Have you heard back? What are the next steps? Well, the main reason the recruiter hasn't gotten back to you, is because he/she hasn't received any feedback from the hiring manager/DM. Remember, they are very busy dealing with their day to day job duties. They also need to coordinate the best day/time to discuss the candidates that they have interviewed. If HR is at Corporate, and the DM is in another state, it takes longer to coordinate this.

If I were you, I would reach out to the recruiter and ask if he/she has received any feedback on the next steps. If not, your call is a reminder to prompt the recruiter to reach out to the DM and or HR Manager to see where they are in the process. I have been known to email the hiring managers to see what is taking so long. IF they decided they are not interested in you, they should have ALREADY let the recruiter know. It is the recruiter's job to let candidates know that their client is not interested.
THe Job called me back a week later for another interview.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:32 AM
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congrats, and good luck!
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