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Old 10-18-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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I am just curious about others' expereinces with companies getting back to them with the "yay" or "Nay" after a job interview. I got offered a job right on the spot and others I've had to wait weeks. Currently, I'm waiting on my 3rd or 4th week now and I was told "at the end of the week". One place took 3 months (and it was a "no").
What about you guys? How often do you call when waiting?
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Acres
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went to an interview, was told to come back the next day and speak to another manager (first interview was saturday, second on sunday) and i started on monday..
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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At my co, which is the first place I've worked outside uni, I initially interviewed as a contractor (temp). I interviewed with the dept I'd be working for and about 30 min. after I left I received a call from the recruiter with a yay. When I applied for a perm position at the same co, but different dept, it took about a week IIRC. It depends on everybody's schedule. When we hire, we have to find time for everyone to meet, and if some folk are out of town, that can drag things on. There was one ocassion when one of the people we were interviewing had to cancel for a medical emergency so that put off the whole process a couple of weeks. Of course, the other people that were already intereviewed didn't know this and it probably added some anxiety for them.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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I've had on the spot offers, and I've had offers over a month later. I don't think there is any set answer.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in TN
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For my current job, it was over a month from the interview to the call from Human Resources. I knew I should have gotten the job because I was very well qualified and aced the test, so I was rather flummoxed when weeks went by and I did not get the call I expected. I've since learned that's just the way my company does things. They do a background check and verify work experience, etc., before extending a job offer.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:10 PM
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last two jobs I had (professional): two months for one, and one month for the other

other jobs I had:

RGIS Inventory: 15 seconds
convenience store: 15 seconds
McDonald's: 15 seconds
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:10 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I am just curious about others' expereinces with companies getting back to them with the "yay" or "Nay" after a job interview. I got offered a job right on the spot and others I've had to wait weeks. Currently, I'm waiting on my 3rd or 4th week now and I was told "at the end of the week". One place took 3 months (and it was a "no").
What about you guys? How often do you call when waiting?

Let's see, I had a total of 8 interviews in 4 months

1st interview-received a rejection email a week after the interview

2nd Interview-received a rejection letter 4 days after interview

3rd interview-received a rejection email 2 weeks after interview

4th interview-received a rejection a week later

5th interview-Never heard from the company again

6th interview-was called back for a 2nd interview a week later, was called back for a 3rd interview a week later and offered the job 2 weeks later

7th interiew-was offered the job the next day

8th interview-was offered the job 5 days later
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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i had an interview and I really felt as if the interview went well. the interviewer was pretty blatant that i had a lot of experience in the field and stated that there were three more interviews she had to do. she stated that she hoped i would still be around for a second interview in case they were to call. I don't get that... was she trying to just butter me up? I sent a thank you letter and it has been 6 days. Im so worried they may have found someone else. Its been so hard for me to find work that im almost about to give up and just live a life of homelessness. #damnjobmarket
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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It always varies from place to place. One thing for sure, if they are interested, they will keep in close contact with you (by giving updates, exact time frames, next steps, etc) because they don't want to lose you. If you are not getting updated while waiting, I would say that you should follow-up with them.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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It always varies from place to place. One thing for sure, if they are interested, they will keep in close contact with you (by giving updates, exact time frames, next steps, etc) because they don't want to lose you. If you are not getting updated while waiting, I would say that you should follow-up with them.
When you say close contact, do you only mean pro-actively on their end or prompt responses to status inquiries too?
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