Another "HR bees what does this mean" post…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2973 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sara_tiara:  If you sent her your references thursday night, she saw them Friday…and today is Tuesday…That’s not even 3 whole business days.

I would give it this week before you start calling and demanding answers. There is a very likely chance that she has other things to do. 

Good luck & don’t stress. I know the waiting game sucks but you did your best, and they obviously like you. 




Post # 5
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Another thing to consider is that maybe the other candidates have not yet gotten their references in to her yet. She may want to do the calling all together, and if she is waiting on another candidate, she isn’t going to tell you that. 

Post # 6
2973 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sara_tiara:  Totally understandable. It’s difficult to let go and just sit & wait when nothing is in your hands anymore. Been there. 

The best you could do is focus on something else? Plan in your head? 😛

Post # 7
1132 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The waiting game is SO hard! Of course people are busy and hiring a given person is just one small part of their job, but when that one person is YOU, it’s so hard to be patient! 

DH and I have been waiting for THREE weeks to hear about the results of a job interview. We have heard third-hand that things are moving along positively, but it’s still so hard not knowing for sure! Good luck being patient–what will be will be! 

Post # 8
10906 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

She may even have been off on Friday.  If you’ve had two interviews, and they’ve called you sooner than they told you they would, and they’ve asked for references, they’re definitely interested in you. The issue — whatever it may be — is on their end, not yours. Sit tight for now.

Post # 9
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012
Post # 11
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@sara_tiara:  I am a hiring manager and I hate follow-ups. If/when I have something to tell you, I will call. Calling and asking me will not change my decision, and it will not force my decision either. The thank you emails show you are still interested, so it’s important to be patient. It’s the start of vacation season so it is entirely possible it will take longer (plus she told you it will take awhile).

ETA: see! They called when they had something to say. Congrats 🙂


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