Feeling really overwhelmed by this interview process

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@chickspartan:  I would just say don’t give up on this one yet. Maybe that is just her personality? Maybe she didn’t want to say too much too soon? Maybe she needs to talk to the others on her team to discuss pros and cons? Maybe, like has happened to me before, she thinks they aren’t going to allow her to hire the position after all. Maybe it was just your perception that things she was saying were negative?

Lots of reasons for it going the way it did. Just hang in there and be ready to kick butt at the next interview! Good luck!

Post # 4
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chickspartan:  Their process seems a bit excessive but don’t rule yourself out. It’s not at all surprising to me that they might wait until they have completed other interviews at this same stage before they decide who they are calling back next week.

Post # 6
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@chickspartan:  You’re always your own harshest critic and in my experience the time I felt I’ve done worst in an interview is right when I’ve come out of it.  Try to relax and realize that there is nothing you can do at this point.  Just keep your fingers crossed and know that at the worst you’ve gained some great experience under your belt. Fingers crossed for you!

Post # 7
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I’ve had people say “IF” because they don’t want to give the impression that the candidate has got the job, even if in the back of their mind they want to hire you.  Some people are just weird like that.  It may also be that she wants to touch base with her team to get their feedback before she commits to another interview.  I agree with PPs and wouldn’t rule yourself out!

Post # 8
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My company requires potenital new hires to interview with the every single person who works at our office, from the receptionist and the founding partners. In total it’s about 30 people. Because of how hard it is to get everyone’s schedules to work out, our interview process typically last a month and sometimes longer. My best friend works at Google and her interview to hire process took 4 month and she had ELEVEN interviews. Be thankful they haven’t made you go though all that!

I’d say tough it out and go back for that 5th interview if need be. Even if you feel that you stumbled in your interview process, it doesn’t mean you did. I think they would have cut you loose by this point if they weren’t interesed, so I would assume the best! Good luck!!!

Post # 10
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

just keep up hope! If its a job you want its worth it.


I just did an initial phone interview for a job I really want. It went great! But le sigh, he was like: we’ll have our short list done in 2 weeks which you will be on. I’ll be in touch then.


I wish we could just wrap it up this week!


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