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Old 08-29-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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When an employer say they will call you back but doesn't should you call or wait? I met with an employer and she had me take some assessments and told me after she processes them she will give me a call back but after 2 days still no call back should I call her or keep waiting?
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Keep on applying at other jobs. From my experience, if someone is interested in you they will call you within a week.

Although there are some rare instances, but for the most part is a week.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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Keep on applying at other jobs. From my experience, if someone is interested in you they will call you within a week.

Although there are some rare instances, but for the most part is a week.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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It's the same deal when a guy sleeps with a woman and says I'll call you before he leaves. Don't hold your breath.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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There is no harm in calling after a couple of days as long as you keep it brief and ultra professional. I would call just once, give them my contact info and move on.

Once I went on an interview that I thought went very well. The manager told me she will absolutely call me bythe end of the week. She gave me her card and told me to call her if I didn't hear from her. I never heard from her again. I called and emailed, no response. I still don't understand why she made such a big show of giving me her card and promising me she would call. And this was from a major large company.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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There is no harm in calling after a couple of days as long as you keep it brief and ultra professional. I would call just once, give them my contact info and move on.
This. Or a brief, professional e-mail as well.

That said, when ending an interview and being told they will contact you, there is nothing wrong with asking the question of when you can expect to hear back. In your case, asking about the usual time-frame to process assessments is a valid question.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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i wish employers could be more honest
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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i wish employers could be more honest
It was only two days. Typically we will take at least a week, maybe two to make an offer after checking references and background. You should just ask
after the interview how long they expect it to take and when that time has
passed figure you probably didn't get it. Then if you do get a good call, you will be happily surprised.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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I would not expect to hear from someone for at least a few weeks. Keep looking.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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It was only two days. Typically we will take at least a week, maybe two to make an offer after checking references and background. You should just ask
after the interview how long they expect it to take and when that time has
passed figure you probably didn't get it. Then if you do get a good call, you will be happily surprised.
i've waited weeks, months, no response, i've called them back but same old excuse such as "we are still reviewing applications"
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