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Old 07-01-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Need some people to make me feel better.

Have been interviewing for a job for the better part of the past month.

Interviewed a week and a half ago.

Asked for references the day after my interview. Unless my references were contacted this morning, they haven't been spoken to.

Hiring manager's been out of the office until this morning, recruiter has kept in touch with me a couple of times last week.

I have a "short call" with the hiring manager later this afternoon. Part of me is scared it could be bad news.

Is it typical for a hiring manager to call you with an outcome - more or less, a bad outcome? Most of the jobs I have interviewed for, I've only received bad news via phone once and that was with a recruiter.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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These days, usually not. You will typically receive no call or e-mail, except in a few instances.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Good luck! Usually if it's totally bad news then you get an email, a letter, a nothing. I have gotten a call though saying that they choose someone else for the job but liked me enough to want to get in touch. Not what I wanted to hear, of course, but not an outright rejection.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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i've gotten a couple of phone rejections from hiring managers but it's unusual. that's 2 out of like 30 jobs where i interviewed and was rejected this time around. usually (not always, but usually) a call means they want to ask you more questions or offer you the job.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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I can only recall one phone call I got where the hiring manager told me they were going with someone else. Usually it is radio silence.

Even in that instance, though, there was no advance set-up. If they are planning a time to call, it could be good news.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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yeah, the only call where the manager set up a time to call me (besides phone interviews) was for a job offer.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I have gotten a couple of rejection calls, but it is rare. Here's hoping that it is good news.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Fabulous guys...I got the call with a verbal offer!

Unfortunately the offer is much lower than I expected. The recruiters, since I am working through one of those executive placement companies, already have the notes they need to begin the negotiation process though. Hopefully they can help me out, since obviously - the more money I make, the more commission they receive. I am a little disappointed because I'm going to be losing a week's vacation each year and the offer was for the same amount that I currently make. Hopefully they can help me out!
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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Congratulations!
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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congrats, regardless! i hope you can negotiate something better. and it can feel kinda cool to turn a job down - it's nice to have options. if the cons end up outweighing the pros for the new place, just skip it.
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