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Arvin Autar
5 days ago

No callback from interview Should I touch base with them at this point or move on?

I had an interview on Monday, and at the end I was told I would hear from them "soon". It's Friday afternoon and still haven't heard anything back. The interview seemed to have went well -- they did most of the talking, alot of questions from my part, and the question of money came up -- which I took to mean things were good. Should I touch base with them at this point or move on? #interview #jobsearch

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Lisa Venette
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I've always followed up with a thank you email. Unfortunately, I've heard SO many times, "we'll be in touch soon" and have never heard back either way. It's an employer market. They have so many applicants to choose from. They only care about filling the position and don't care about all the people waiting to hear back.

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jeff zimmerman
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REMEMBER, you are also doing an interview on THEM. if they dont have the common courtesy to call you back within 7-10 days, or dont answer you when you call back, move on...not worth your time. most jobs that i took were like this issue and i found out the job wasnt what it was being portrayed as anyway. good luck...

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Kristen Krupinsky
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Yes. But don't get hopes up. U should always touch base after a few days unless they gave u a specific timeframe.

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Tamirah Brown
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Hi Arvin. The same exact thing keeps happening to me I interview very well and I'm always told there impressed with my resume and they really like me. Then they say I just have a few more interviews and you will hear back from me by next week. They never call me so I take it upon myself to give them a call or email and they dont respond or I've been told plenty of times your very qualified for the job it was a hard decision because you fit all the Mark's but we went in another direction. It's so frustrating because before this pandemic I could get a job the sameday I interview now it's like I'm being ghosted. I can completely understand where your coming from im.in the same predicament.

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Joe Wiemann
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Last Monday for me, I have reached out to the recruiter I was working with and he hasn't heard anything... I am starting to wonder if they aren't just stalling until the holiday... #frustrating #interview #softwaredev

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Nuno Vendeirinho
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I would still touch bases with them unless if it is a job you are not keen to take. Many times recruiting process the time and you may have to wait awhile. At least you will close a cycle and move on and that is the worst it can happen

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Arvin Autar
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Just to provide an update: I sent a follow-up email this morning to the main interviewer to get an update and his response was “Thank you for your interest in the position. We have reviewed your application. Unfortunately, the position has been filled.”

Thanks everyone for the advice/feedback :-)

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Bonnie Anderson
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I would definitely keep looking! The job market is flooded with me people looking for a job. However, I would follow up with a thank you email just to keep yourself at the front of their minds.

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Cory Macelman
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They did that on purpose just like every other employer does they wanted to see how motivated you are to work and also how motivated you are to want to work for their company meaning they were waiting for you to call them which I know not only have I done but a lot of my friends have also Done which is call the place that you just applied for employment every day to ask about their decision that would obviously show them that for one you really want to work and for two you’re motivated and ready to work for their company I called a place I have a plied for every day for just over two weeks until they hired me for two facts one they were sick of me calling every day and to because I called every day they saw that not only did I really want to get to work that me calling every day for over two weeks to find out what’s up because I wanted to get to work that just that one simple little task of calling every day they wanted to see how my work ethic was if I’m calling every single day they’re thinking wow I bet this guy busted his ass for the company that he works for. Sorry about the book LOL just wanted to explain what I meant But again I guarantee they were waiting for your call just to see how much you wanted to work for them!

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Aliya Jackson
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I've had some interviews and job offers too and then nothing. It's sad. I understand you have to fill the position but keeping people waiting is ridiculous. I worked for a company about 5 years ago and got another interview with them - I thought it went well but when I got an email from them they told me I wasn't qualified. Really? Gotta keep moving on! Try getting certifications while you wait. It will better your chances.

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