Richard Greenley
about 2 months ago
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Job interview follow up

I was recently contacted by a potential employer ,had my initial interview by phone to discuss my posted resume and then set a time and date for my second interview to be conducted at the plant and with the hiring manager. The interview went well and the hiring manager liked my responses to questions that he had for me and told me that he would contact me soon. That was a week ago. I understand that people get busy and sometimes don't follow up in a timely manner,but I've learned over the years to gauge what exactly is considered a timely manner. Unless the job posting has a closing date,usually a week is sufficient time for a perspective employer to decide to move forward with the hiring process or disqualify you for one reason or another. In this situation, I pick up the phone and call the interviewer directly. I also send an email if I have an address for the person,which i always do. I feel that this shows the employer that you are not only interested in the position but you are also serious about filling the position. It also demonstrates that you have initiative and like to keep communication lines open. If you don't get the call back,don't take it as a personal snub. Take it as an oppertunity to take initiative and demonstrate that you have a path mapped out for your new career

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Nikia Pough

Yep I agree

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Io Sor

They play games.One who is serious is going to take it to the next level.

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Stephanie Latour

I want to say this. I also had an interview on October 14. Depending on how many people interviewed for the position, it could take a while for them to contact you back. Just think about how many questions they have to read and how many interviews they have to respond to.

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sy jones

they always have their criteria in mind they know who they want. they can hire you on spot. everything else is a game.

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JJ Wehrli

agreed. If they wanted you bad enough, they would have made you an offer right then and there. Honestly, I have got more jobs that way than the old "we'll be in touch" game. Nowadays, companies know what they want before you walk in the door and if you fit the bill during the interview, it's a wrap and they offer you the position right away. Especially if your trade/specialty is in high demand. They don't want you going somewhere else while they fiddle around with other potential candidates. That's been my experience anyway.

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sy jones

if they say we call you or we'll be in touch means NO.

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A mcLeod

In todays market it is really hard to detect what they want or sometimes if they are truly interested. Your resume presents itself, some will say, but then others want you to basically repeat what is on your presented resume. Do you repeat verbatim or do you improvise? When you dont perform to your best ability do you contact them and let them know you messed up but that you are the right candidate. How much time can you let lapse after the mtg do you wait to follow up, either you feel like you aced it or failed to present yourself highly? The interview process is the most nerve raking experience ever (for some).

Overall, keep circulating your resume. Maybe it just wasnt for you. :-) Success.

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Laura Bodman

I wouldn't take it personally. I recently interviewed with a large corporation & literally waited months for an answer. I've also had times where they said they would get back to me & never did. It's extremely frustrating but hang in there. If it's a large company, it will take longer than a small company. Look at it that way.

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Sandy Jasper

They probably went a different candidate..post your resume on USAjobs.com and LinkedIn..you’ll get professional results..good luck..

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Kevin Gray

If a job doesn't give you a expected timeline they are already showing they don't value you or your time, and probably is showing you what to expect working for them or the company.

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