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Old 07-15-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Hi all

Hope you're doing great.

On 6/20 I had a great interview with a small start up. Everything went great and the interview was more a conversation than actual interview.

Later same afternoon I received below email.


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Hello Benjamin

Joe really enjoyed talking with you last week and we would love to bring you in for another interview.

The CEO's are out of the country until mid-July, and I am hoping you will still be available then to speak with them.

Please let me know if this would work for you.
I emailed them right away that I was still very interested and would e available when they got back in.

So, my question is. When is it okay to reach out to them? And how?

Or should I wait till say Friday morning and just be patient?

Benjamin
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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i'd say it's mid-july, and something should have already been set up by now. you can send a quick note via e-mail saying that you're still very interested in interviewing and were wondering if they'd still like to set something up. make sure you're not sounding impatient or accusatory, the tone should basically just a be a friendly "hey what's up!" check-in.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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Thanks.

Will this work?

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I wanted to follow up on our last conversation and see if Ben and Mark have safely returned from abroad. I would love to firm up a time to meet them as I have availability this week.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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To me, you are jumping the gun on their return and being pushy about meeting this week. I don't think you are past mid July until around the 20th and you are not going to be their #1 priority as soon as they get back to the U.S. They are not going to forget about you in a week. I would not contact them until Monday.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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I would follow-up with your email and get on their schedules. It's a start-up and having worked at 3 start-ups in the past, their schedules are hectic and things can get forgotten.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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To me, you are jumping the gun on their return and being pushy about meeting this week. I don't think you are past mid July until around the 20th and you are not going to be their #1 priority as soon as they get back to the U.S. They are not going to forget about you in a week. I would not contact them until Monday.
normally i'd agree with you, but that e-mail looks to me like "let's set something up after mid july", not "we'll be in touch with you after mid july". based on that e-mail, i'd expect something to be set up by now. the ceo's are obviously not scheduling themselves at this place so there's no reason that they have to be back in order for a date to be set for the interview.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Thanks all. Still not sure how to react. I will sleep on it and get back tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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I emailed them back this morning and a few hours later a got below reply.

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Hi Benjamin

You keep popping into my head. Sorry it has taken this long. They will be back next week. Let's set up a time for you to come in.


Maybe Thursday 7/25 or the following week?


Thanks,
I'm seeing them again next week
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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There you go!

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I emailed them back this morning and a few hours later a got below reply.



I'm seeing them again next week
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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Good luck!
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