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Old 07-17-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Default Response to thank you note after interview?

Does a response to a thank you mean anything?

I interviewed at a job a few weeks ago, next a thank you note to the hiring manager, received a response saying it was really great meeting me and they were going to bring a couple of candidates back for round 2 in a couple of weeks.


I got called back for round 2 and went yesterday - met with 6 people, including COO. Last person was the hiring manager again. Sent the thank you notes today, received another response from the hiring manager saying "Thank you. We hope to get back to you very soon." No one else responded, but I didn't expect them to.

I know many people have said you can never tell, and have been dinged when they received a response, but I thought her reply back was pretty positive.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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It means one of the following:

A. They really like you.
B. The person is very polite and responds to all thank you notes.
C. The person is really mean and is just messing with you.
D. Other
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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Does a response to a thank you mean anything?

I interviewed at a job a few weeks ago, next a thank you note to the hiring manager, received a response saying it was really great meeting me and they were going to bring a couple of candidates back for round 2 in a couple of weeks.


I got called back for round 2 and went yesterday - met with 6 people, including COO. Last person was the hiring manager again. Sent the thank you notes today, received another response from the hiring manager saying "Thank you. We hope to get back to you very soon." No one else responded, but I didn't expect them to.

I know many people have said you can never tell, and have been dinged when they received a response, but I thought her reply back was pretty positive.

Thoughts?
I might be way off here, but I think that the part I bolded means that the manager hopes to have a chance to talk to you again soon.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Well, I still haven't heard anything. I know it's only Friday, but shouldn't I have gotten some news by now?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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It doesn't really mean much, at least in this economy.

manderly6 has it right.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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I might be way off here, but I think that the part I bolded means that the manager hopes to have a chance to talk to you again soon.

I don't read it that way at all. To me it simply says that they hope to make a decision soon and will let the candidates know what they decide.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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I don't read it that way at all. To me it simply says that they hope to make a decision soon and will let the candidates know what they decide.
That was my point...the OP is reading into it way too much
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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Found out this morning that my contacts were called on Friday. Good news?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Found out this morning that my contacts were called on Friday. Good news?
Now that's good news.

Theoretically, employers only call your references if you're one of the people they're going to ultimately offer a job to.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Now that's good news.

Theoretically, employers only call your references if you're one of the people they're going to ultimately offer a job to.
Is it strange that I haven't heard anything from them yet? I'm probably being impatient, since it's only 1pm on a Monday, but I'd really like to get some good news already! They said it was only between myself and one other person, so I don't think the reference check is a way of screening multiple applicants...
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