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Old 07-11-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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For my past three jobs I received an employment offer within 2 days after the interview, one even came on the same day. 3 days ago I had an interview that went well, and it's for a job I REALLY want. I know it's only been three days but I feel incredibly discouraged that no offer has come through yet. How long have you waited for an offer after an interview?
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The longest? 3 months.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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i had a job offer that took 3 months, too.

i was actually rejected, but then the first choice person didn't show up to work their first day.

the other 2 that i can recall were about a week after the final interview.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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At my last job hunt, I received 1 verbal offer 3 weeks after the interview. The 2nd company came back about 3 1/2 weeks after the interview. In the 2nd case, my offer was tied up in approvals by the senior VP.

When there is a big raise involved, it may take a longer time to get approval from senior management. While my boss had an offer ready, they still had to send it to their boss for final approval. It was worth the wait. I got a $20k raise over my previous job.

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Typically 2-3 weeks after the interview. I would love to have responses in a couple of days, but that never happens for me.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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Why would you wait for a response? If you're looking for a new job, keep looking until you have one.

First thing I do after interviewing is to take the interview and company out of my mind. Don't need that kind of distraction in life.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Usually, the offer will come within a week. The best for me, was a few hours after the interview. If there's no offer or communication within a week after the interview, in my industry (technology), something is amiss.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:56 PM
 
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Don't wait for it just continue to look for work because you may never get an offer.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The longest time that ever elapsed was 3 months. I had continued looking, applying, and interviewing, and had actually already accepted a job by the time this offer came through.

My current job, I had to wait nearly 6 weeks for the offer. That's the longest it's ever taken where I've accepted the offer. (I already had a job at the time, but was looking, and only applying to "dream job" stuff.)
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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About 10 minutes! I don't remember a time when i wasn't unofficially offered a job on the spot by my future employer. However, I have changed positions far fewer times than most of my colleagues in my field.
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