(Closed) HR-savvy people: what does this mean?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t read into it.  She most likely has other interviewers lined up and as much as he liked you, you don’t know how much he liked the previous people or the people after you as well.

As someone who has been on the other side of things, it’s hard to play middle ground.  When we liked someone we always showed it, which probably wasn’t fair in the end when we had to go with someone with more experience than personality. 

I would just wait and see what happens. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Tatum:   HR decides and/or confirms what your salary offer is going to be.  In offices, they usually do a more formal offer after the interview as they don’t want to assume YOU will be taking the position after everything you’ve heard either.  Both parties need time – even if they’re both sure it’s a right fit. It’s not customary for a interviewer to be offered the position on the spot, it has the potential of putting someone in a bad spot.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

maybe HR does the job offering, so he didn’t want to offer you the job on the spot without talking to her first.

I used to work in HR and if we had interviews scheduled when the position was already filled we had no issues cancelling with others, or would bring them in for another position if we had something open.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Even in small companies, bringing someone on board requires a lot of red tape. I was interviewing for an internal position recently, and it still took forever, and I still had to basically interview with the whole department, and THEN they had to get the whole department together to talk about me as a candidate and THEN they had to put an offer together, which in turn had to make it through a gazillion channels to be signed off on.

It’s a slow time of year, on top of that – i’d just wait a week and see what happens!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Tatum:  Well they have to somehow tell you whether or not you got the job or if they want you to come in for a second interview.  So it’s pretty standard.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If they were blowing you off, they would not be calling you back so promptly, so I think it’s good news!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have had to fill out applications after some interviews before when I just sent in a resume. It  may just be some information they need that wasn’t on the resume. Well congrats, you made it to round two! I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

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