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I was offered a job about four weeks ago now, which I was quite excited about! It pays very well, in an industry that I would love to be a part of. I think I can do the job itself very well with my qualifications.

The problem is, it's been four weeks since the offer! I understand the procedures as far as background checks go in this industry are INCREDIBLY thorough. but I have just about run through my savings in order to pay for living expenses. I don't have ANY criminal history or negative work experience. All of my references were called and they all gave good reviews of who I am. I just don't know how much longer I can reasonably wait and keep on the surface as far as finances go. I really don't want to pursue other jobs, and I've turned down about four other opportunities as it is after I got the offer. But if this goes on for much longer I just don't know if I'll be able to hold out and survive! I've reached out, and they assured me the process just took some time. That they were just waiting on references and one more thing that I turned in promptly after. I'm worried about contacting them again. Would it appear unprofessional to reach out again? I'm not sure what else to do... #advice #joboffer #jobsearch #followup

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Evelyn Pivnick
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Metro Its Mortgage at Political Consultant

Why didn’t you accept the job when they hired you. 4 weeks is a long wait time. Was the person you are replacing still employed there? If so you would be in luck. If not they might have filled it. Just call and speak to the person who hired you. That or email or text but you might not get a response that way. Good luck.

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Mathew Reiss
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Product Manager, Jobcase

Hey @Ellie Mac - wanted to check in. Any update?

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Frank Mckissick
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Owner Operator at Fm Enterprises

I feel like if they really wanted you, they would have contacted you back by now! In this job market where there are more people looking for jobs than jobs available, You have gone well beyond the reasonable waiting time for them to reply! Please don't turn down another job, waiting for them, because if you do, the job offers will stop coming! Common sense and doing the right things seemed to have gone some where and now just any old way real do! that is in every day dealings with people and companies! This new "age group" does things another way and sometimes it is not the right way! A lesson leaned here is don't wait too long for anything or any body! time is precious! Use it wisely!

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Samuel Jackson
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Very informative post! This post has a lot of information here that can help me a lot.

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Ruby Ferg
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Cashier at Piggly Wiggly

Did you send them a following up letter? It is customary for a person to send a follow up letter after an interview. This is just to remind them of you and gives you a second chance at outlining your creditials.

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Shibi Verghese
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Hi I am shibi verghese. I am from India and willing to relocate to US. Please help me find medical scribe job in US. I have applied to multiple places but only got rejected as I am not in US presently. If someone could guide me through.

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CLAUDIA CANTONI
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Adverse Team Specialist Compliance Regulation B Team at The Federal Savings Bank Contract Chicago Illinois

Dear Ellie, mmm this is a tough one, but I think you should continue your interview process. Why? practice and also is good to have a plan B. Because if another company offers you a job and you like it you will win here. Also, this company is taking way toooooo long it's not fair to you. It's great to have patience but patience does not pay the bills. And I don't want you to miss out. It's nice to have an offer letter but its nicer to have a desk and your employee ID at hand. Good luck.

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Annetta Greer
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I say tell them the truth that u are runing out of money and that you need to have an answer and give them a date if that means in two days are one let them know PERIOD. 30 days is long enough.

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Ahli Love
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Send flowers to your interviewer. :) Sike naw, at least a thank you card.

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Ghada Jadallah
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I think You should make a call to check on the status of your employment, I am looking forward to starting my job, please keep me updated on the starting date.

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