Trending post
Ashley Wilson
Bullet point
Follow
Content Manager at Jobcase

Your interviewer might have told you that they wanted to move quickly or even that the job was practically yours, but then you NEVER heard back. So, what’s going on??? Here are some common reasons for the delay.

The employer hasn’t finished the interview process yet. You might think that it’s a bad sign if the company is continuing to interview other candidates, but if often doesn’t mean anything at all. Most employers want to interview at least three to five people for any given slot, sometimes more.

Something came up and got in the way. We would all like to think that the hiring process always goes smoothly and quickly on the employer’s side, but this is not always the case. An employer could need to be out of town after your interview on business (or vacation), had a personal crisis, or perhaps is handling something at work that is more important than hiring new candidates. These delays can make the process seem to drag on.

They’re resolving issues with the job's position. Sometimes hiring needs can change or be thrown into question. The job’s description for example might have seemed perfect until the department head announced suddenly she’s resigning. Now that manager is spending time figuring out whether to combine that role with the one you interviewed for, reconfigure it altogether, or move things around. This is the kind of thing you can’t tell from the outside, but can often throw hiring timelines WAY off.

The employer offered the job to another candidate* and is waiting for an answer. This might seem like you’re out of the running, but candidates do turn down offers and if that happens, you might be next on the list. Sometimes there are multiple great candidates and only one slot. In the meantime continue to look for other opportunities.

They have hired another candidate and haven’t told you yet. This is incredibly rude, and sadly it’s also pretty common. You absolutely deserve a clear "yes" or "no" after you’ve taken the time to interview, but sometimes employers will simply NOT get back to you.

Be sure to follow up after your interview to keep the ball rolling by writing a thank you email, [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/3a2695c7-ced7-5bea-af4e-8789f758e97b?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity) are some tips.

Don't get discouraged! Instead take a few deep breaths, reach out to the employer, and ALWAYS continue looking in the meantime. Remember your search isn't over until your officially hired on paper. Keep seeking out additional opportunities [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/jobs/search).

You #havegotthis

106
over 5 years ago
Like
Comment
Share
Lyka Apelacio
Bullet point
Follow
Chief Steward at Medallion Transport Incorporated

Hello Ma’am sorry that i can’t update as soon as possible. May i avail the job given to me again Ma’am?

5y
Like
Reply
1
See all replies
Jordan Strama
Bullet point
Follow
Pressroom Maintenance at Wheeling Newspaper

What job ? What position Confused

5y
Like
Reply
1
Richard Waldbott Jr.
Bullet point
Follow
Sexton Custodian at Christ Church Cranbrook

This is the best review on this topic I have ever read. I have been told by poor advice givers to keep pestering the potential employer and he will give in shortly and offer you the job. It never worked for me.The one that you have received another offer and you need to hire me right away also never works. Employers know this one well and don't appreciate their intelligence being insulted. You should check into writing an advice column similar to Dear Abbey. If you are this good on the employment topic, you are probably just as good on all other issues.

5y
Like
Reply
2
See all replies
Tianna Abram
Bullet point
Follow

I'm still want the postion

5y
Like
Reply
1
Catherine Riddick
Bullet point
Follow
Mail Sorter at Asendia

Oh Ashley I do apologize what's going on

5y
Like
Reply
1
Jennifer Rose
Bullet point
Follow
Print Shop Helper at Okla Dept Of Careertech

Sorry, i want and need to have a job and would love to work for lowes. My friend wrecked my car, my other best friend got very sick and passed away. I had to take care of all that stuff. She didn't have very much to take care of but when you don't have a pickup to hual stuff in or a ß3i F

5y
Like
Reply
1
Derrick Baney
Bullet point
Follow
Head Of Print Production at Ddb South Africa

Well I’m waiting with bated breath to hear something positive for a change

5y
Like
Reply
1
Anayeli Pacheco
Bullet point
Follow
Assistant Manager at Community Health Centers

Not intrested

5y
Like
Reply
1
See all replies
D Lebrun
Bullet point
Follow
Care giver

Being as Im without transportation.. And can't afford a taxi.. Need something very close to home.. Keep working hard for me and I will do the same on my end.. Thank you so much..

5y
Like
Reply
1
Shanta Martin
Bullet point
Follow
Personal Care Attendant at Williams Luv N Care

I am still interested

5y
Like
Reply
1
See more comments
Add