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Old 05-31-2014, 10:52 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

So I applied to an entry level IT Sales Specialist position with IBM. Total of three phone interviews. The first two were with the hiring manager and the manager who I would report to directly. The last interview was with the district manager. I found out from the first interview that they need to fill in this position asap and the start date is July 7th. I also found out that I would need to relocate (they didn't list the job location when I applied). So two weeks ago on Friday I get a call from the hiring manager, he tells me that he liked me and the other manager liked me. I just needed to get the district manager to like me and he can give me an offer. He told me that he would contact me within a week after my interview with the district manager. So I do the interview the following Monday and I think it went okay.

So I expected a call throughout that entire week, but it didn't happen. Then on Tuesday, after Memorial day weekend, I called the hiring manager (I didn't have his email, because someone else set up all of my interviews) but it goes to voicemail. His voicemail message said that he's on business trip and will be out of the office until the 2nd (this Monday) and if you leave a message he'll get back within two business days. I left him a message and said that I hope he enjoyed his Memorial day weekend and I just wanted an update on my application. I reiterated my interest in the position and said have a nice day. That was on Tuesday, so I expected a call on Thursday because of what his voicemail message said, but I didn't get a call at all.

Come Monday it'll be two weeks since my last interview. So given the fact that he didn't call me within a week like he said he would and the fact that they needed to fill in this position asap, is this job a lost cause (they found someone else)? Also because I would have to relocate (covered by them), "think" about the offer, physically receive the offer letter and submit the proper paperwork as well as give two weeks to my current employer, is a month enough time for all of this? Should I call the hiring manager again next week and hope to talk to him directly? Would a company as big as IBM not have the courtesy to let me know if I didn't receive the offer? Everything looks like its against me getting this job, but is there a shroud of hope?

Would definitely appreciate any advice. Thank you for reading.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Just call and get it over with. They'll either say "not yet" or "oh yeah, we went with someone else, thanks for trying lol".
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:00 AM
 
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By all means call, could be your file was misplaced. And if they aren't going to hire you they might offer feedback or have another position. More importantly, make em own up to it, have the decency to tell you rather than take the easy way out of hoping you'll just go away.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Then on Tuesday, after Memorial day weekend, I called the hiring manager (I didn't have his email, because someone else set up all of my interviews) but it goes to voicemail. His voicemail message said that he's on business trip and will be out of the office until the 2nd (this Monday) and if you leave a message he'll get back within two business days.
I would give him one more call later this week - Wednesday or Thursday.
That is the best you can do.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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These days, unfortunately, after you have invested hours of your time interviewing with a company, some of them don't have the courtesy to even provide an answer to you, they go "silent" on you. It's very rude and frustrating.

I would call once more and then move on. You'll find something better.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for responding, okay I'll give them one more call in the middle of the week then scratch this one off my list.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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We feel for you. We have all been in that boat. It stinks.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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If they didn't call you when they said they would, then it's safe to say you don't have the job and not to waste your cell minutes bothering to find out what happened. These people have proven to be flakes.

Keep looking for another job. You'll get one.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:15 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for responding, okay I'll give them one more call in the middle of the week then scratch this one off my list.

I feel your pain...I have my 5th (yes 5th, same company) interview on Wednesday-it's ridiculous the time it takes to just interview....


Good luck!
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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By all means call, could be your file was misplaced. And if they aren't going to hire you they might offer feedback or have another position. More importantly, make em own up to it, have the decency to tell you rather than take the easy way out of hoping you'll just go away.

Oh please! His file wasn't "misplaced". He left a voicemail message with the hiring manager who did NOT return his call which means there is NO JOB.

The OP will NOT be hired by this company. The District Manager didn't like him or wants someone else for the position. Case closed.
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