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Old 08-07-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I've gone on two separate interviews for a position, and have written a 'thank you' email to each and everyone I've met along the way.

On July 31, I wrote a follow-up email to the hiring manager/director of the program (who I met on the first interview), re-stating my interest in the position, that I really got along with everyone that I met, and that I know that I'd be an extremely viable asset to the department. She responded a few hours later (on July 31), stating (copied and pasted):

"We are very interested in you moving forward with a position within the ______. I am coordinating with two of our executive faculty to see if they and HR can meet with you in the coming week or two. I will be on vacation from _____ - _________, so would like to have something on the calendar for you before I go.

Iíll be in touch soon with more detail."

I wrote back to the director on the following day, 08/01 (simply thanking her), and then again on 08/06 - the day before she left on vacation (checking to see if any additional information was needed on my behalf before something's set up - obviously really just wanting to see what's up!?); no response from either email.

I know that the person is away on vacation from today until next week Wednesday...

It certainly sounded promising - but I haven't gotten a response from her via either email...

How do you guys think that I should proceed???

Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It seems to me that "moving forward" in this case = more interviews.
Have you tried contacting the HR/recruiter?
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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The Director stated that I'd be meeting with executive members of the department and HR together, so I don't want to contact HR for that reason - don't want to overdo my contacting.

Additionally, when I met with the director on the first interview, she sorta said that there'd be only one other additional interview (if I made it past her), which I've already gone on...

I never spoke with HR or a recruiter - the director/hiring manager reached out to me to schedule an interview, via email...

ughhh...
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It seems to me that "moving forward" in this case = more interviews.
Have you tried contacting the HR/recruiter?
Exactly my thoughts! All it means is that she likes your background/experience and wants to move to the next step - which could be several more rounds of interviews, background checks, etc. Does not mean you have the job; far from it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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You don't have the job, officially or not, until you receive and accept an offer of employment.

That's not to say that your conversations so far haven't been positive. It's certainly encouraging that the hiring manager is wanting to move things forward. If it is ultimately her decision and you are the person she wants, then an offer will probably come your way.

It's possible that she decided to put off meeting with the others until after she gets back from vacation. Or maybe she just got busy and didn't have time to set it up beforehand.

I'd recommend letting her enjoy her vacation, and contact her next week when she is supposed to be back.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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it's understandable that i don't have anything official until the 'fat lady has sung...' aka i receive something in writing, detailing a formal offer...

like many others, when anything positive comes your way, it can be stretched immensely - what sounds good, sounds GREAT...

i'll be patient until she gets back, but at the same time, do you guys think it's ok to apply to other positions within the same institution? it's a relatively large place, but you never know who's talking to who...???
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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just echoing what everyone else said - it sounds like they are interested in moving you forward in the process, and there will be at least one more interview. it doesn't sound like an offer, official or unofficial. it seems like you are doing well, but you're not quite there yet. good luck!
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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There is no offer so nothing is done. Unless you have the written offer in hand than you should be good to go until than everything is just talk so keep applying to other jobs.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I've gone on two separate interviews for a position, and have written a 'thank you' email to each and everyone I've met along the way.

On July 31, I wrote a follow-up email to the hiring manager/director of the program (who I met on the first interview), re-stating my interest in the position, that I really got along with everyone that I met, and that I know that I'd be an extremely viable asset to the department. She responded a few hours later (on July 31), stating (copied and pasted):

"We are very interested in you moving forward with a position within the ______. I am coordinating with two of our executive faculty to see if they and HR can meet with you in the coming week or two. I will be on vacation from _____ - _________, so would like to have something on the calendar for you before I go.

Iíll be in touch soon with more detail."

I wrote back to the director on the following day, 08/01 (simply thanking her), and then again on 08/06 - the day before she left on vacation (checking to see if any additional information was needed on my behalf before something's set up - obviously really just wanting to see what's up!?); no response from either email.

I know that the person is away on vacation from today until next week Wednesday...

It certainly sounded promising - but I haven't gotten a response from her via either email...

How do you guys think that I should proceed???

Thanks in advance!!!
She said she would be in touch soon on 7/31 , which IMO should have been an email prior to going on vacation.

Not trying to burst your bubble but as others said keep looking. She never responded back to your emails in August. How much effort would it have been for her to say "no we don't need anything from you at this point will be in touch after returning from vacation on August ______."

There is a lot of lip service these days, if it was me I would have felt better if I got a response to your email.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I agree with the above. It sounds like they're interested but I wouldn't have interpreted the email you quoted in your original post to mean you unofficially had the job.
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