Post # 1
This is a question for all of the HR saavy, or possibly those who have been through a similar experience.
My Husband has been on 4 job interviews for the same position/company over the past two months. He’s always had a great feeling after leaving every interview. Monday was his final interview and they told him that there were two other candidates and they would let him know their decision by the end of the week.
So, it’s Friday and this morning he gets an e-mail from the hiring manager saying this,
“Dear ____, Are you available at 4:00 today to talk?”
That was it. My take is that if they did not want to offer him the job, they would have said so in the e-mail rather than setting up an appointment to turn him down.
He thinks the opposite. What is everyone elses opinon??
We still have six hours until 4!! We’re both very impatient people, haha.
Post # 3
@KateByDesign: I totally think he got it!! I’m not HR bee, but in my experience, when it comes to the decision stage and you didn’t get it, they’ll send you a rejection letter than asking you for some more time to talk.
Post # 4
@KateByDesign: I work in HR and I think they want to make him an offer but don’t mark my words, some people operate differently. lol My rationale is that they wouldn’t make him waste his time to come in just to turn him down.
Post # 5
Oh, I guess I should reiterate that they are going to be talking by phone.
Post # 6
I don’t think they’d waste time prolonging it if he didn’t get the job. I think he got it!
Post # 7
@KateByDesign: He got it. When my fiance got his job offer, they called and asked him to come into the office, rather than offering the job over the phone. They wanted to explain the offer in detail, and felt they couldn’t over the phone.
I think what’s happening to you is a variation of that. Instead of a phone call, it’s an email. And instead of a trip to the office, it’s a phone appointment.
Either way, it’s sounding really, really good!
Post # 8
@FutureCuomo6610: Thanks! This leaves me pretty optimistic!
Post # 9
i think he got it. no one would set up a time to reject, right?
Post # 10
@meggyo: That’s my thought process!
Post # 11
Usually if it’s a rejection they will just call or send a letter/email, they rarely schedule an actual time for it. It sounds to me like they are calling to give him a verbal offer. Good luck to your husband!
Post # 12
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I agree with everyone else, I’m sure he got the job. In my past experience, every single time I have been offerred a job it has worked this way that they setup a time to discuss. If I ever get rejected for a job, it’s usually via email. Good luck!
Post # 13
Thanks everyone! I shared some comments with my Husband and he’s feeling better about it!
Post # 14
I’ve actually been called for a rejection once. The woman really liked me and wanted to personally tell me no. It’s probably a yes – usually you can tell based on tone (I’ve accurately predicted my current yes and that no), but it’s not a guarantee sorry. And they could be asking to call your references or some other such thing.
Post # 15
@kay01: I think being called and making an appointment to call might mean different things.
Post # 16
@KateByDesign: I am a hiring manager. I always call either way, whether someone is successful or not (once we are in the final stages that is). I have also received a call that I thought would be an offer and it was a decline.
I wouldn’t assume anything until he gets a written offer. Verbal is nothing nowadays.