Had it up to HERE with this job

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 5
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am going to be honest, but at this point you are going to come of as pushy and it may seem difficult to work with. You have followed up and they told you when you would here. I would wait until next week and speak with the woman then. I would try not to burn any bridge at this point.

Post # 7
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

With respect, if you are as pushy for answers about this job as you are for responses on here then maybe just calm it down a bit?

Post # 9
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

No they don’t.  They are a company making a business decision.  Like you make decisions, they mull things over, weight things, and see what would work best for them.  I would back off a little bit, maybe look for other jobs to interview for and take a shot at those.  Also, just because the person interviewing you took a call, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t like you, it’s a business and she may have been expecting this call. 

I was at a job and they tabled the hiring process for a few weeks, due to a recent merger, and then resumed interviews.  They wound up going with one of the first people they interviewed but it was almost 6 weeks after the interview.  

Post # 10
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Unfortunately they are able to keep you waiting. You can either choose to accept it and wait to see if they offer you something, or move on and pursue a different option.

Post # 11
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chickspartan:  I think you have followed up enough for now.

Employers know that applicants are desperate for a job. They also know that you want to hear back from them.  Keep in mind though, that the employers also need someone with empathy for their position. If they get 1200 applicants for a job,which is not unusual,  they cannot possibly get back to all of them.

Even if you are one of 10 finalists, they already told you they would get back to you by the end of the week. I think you will jeopardize your chances if you pester them anymore.

Post # 12
11634 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know what kind of hiring your FI does, but I do hiring and I get flooded with dozens of resumes every time we have a job posting (and that’s after a recruiter knocks out a bunch).  I get all professionally formatted resumes.  The job market is flooded with people trying to get jobs, and you aren’t the only one who needs one.

I wouldn’t call her again.  You’re running the risk of being pushy, like PPs have said.

Post # 15
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I understand how you feel but at the same time I agree with the others.  Wait until the end the week before calling them next week.  I know how it feels waiting for a call but if you continuos call them you’ll just come off as desperate and frankly – annoying.  There’s no point of asking to speak to a specific lady regarding to the position.  All your interviewers will discuss it together and make the decision together as well. 

Post # 16
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

It is frustrating.  I’ve had friends go through the same things you’re going through.  It’s rough.  The hardest part is not knowing.  But, like PPs have said, just do the best you can to be as patient as possible.  There are 101 reasons why our hiring process/decision can be delayed, and we don’t usually relay that information to the applicants.  I do want to say though, that when I get people continually calling me (once a week is fine, and it’s fine twice if you’re calling Monday & Friday), but if you call me too often, I will make a negative mark on you in my mind.  I’ll assume you’re difficult to work with.  Just be careful with constant contact!

Best of luck!

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