Post # 1
long story short:
Had an interview yesterday (Wednesday) from 2-6pm with five people in a department. I was supposed to meet with a sixth person, but she got called into a last minute meeting. They said I’ll need to meet with her, but we didn’t set anything up yesterday. I’m the first interview. Do I contact my recruiter via email saying something “had a great time, definitely interested, do I still need to meet with sixth person” or do I wait?
Post # 3
Did you already send an e-mail to the people you met with thanking them for the interview? If not, when you send that e-mail slide something in like, “I look forward to meeting with ________”
Post # 4
@KateByDesign: I have written (but haven’t put in the mail yet) actual thank you notes. I only have the email address for the recruiter I worked with (although I could easily get the email addresses for the others I met with – it’s FI’s company)
Post # 5
@StL.Ashley: I would e-mail and then follow it up with the thank-you cards as well, as long as you’ve written them already.
I say that because in my experience, nowadays, people make hiring decisions within a couple of days sometimes. And it could take a couple of days for that thank-you note to get there. I would send e-mails just to be safe.
Post # 6
I’d send thank you notes to the people you met with already and tomorrow, e-mail the recruiter to ask about setting something up with the 6th person if he/she doesn’t contact you today. I don’t think it’s being pushy and you want to make sure to set up the interview before the week is over and other things/interviewees are on their minds.
Post # 7
Honestly, it sounds like a classic “higher power” negotiating/delay tactic. They don’t want to make a call on you because they want to interview everyone else first and that’s a great way to delay until they do.
I would just ignore it, and write that you appreciate their time and you really enjoyed spending time with the team.
If the person turns out to be real – great. No harm no foul. But if they’re not, it doesn’t let them have the ability to one up anymore than they already can.
Post # 8
@Mrs.LemonDrop: the person is most definitely real – it’s FI’s company (long story, but we relocated for his job, they knew I was looking for a job because of it, and just so happened to have a position open that matches my background) – so he has met this person…I just haven’t 😉
They haven’t even posted the position online yet, so I know they haven’t interviewed anyone else…I’m just tired of the waiting game (after…23 hours…ha!)
Post # 9
@StL.Ashley This exact situation happened to me several weeks ago.
For 4 hours, I interviewed separately with 4 individual people of increasing seniority and was set to meet with the 5th person (company co-founder). Regretfully, “the meetings ran over and [the co-founder] already left” so we’d have to set up another meeting with him at a later time. Of course I followed up with a thank you email and card, but I didn’t hear back. After waiting a reasonable amount of time to follow up after that, I was thanked/informed that the position was filled and they would keep my resume on file.
No two situations are alike but, having worked as a recruiter in the past, I thik this may have just been an easy out (for whatever reason, whether to buy time, interview other people, or who knows what). Still, it sounds like you have a good “in,” so hopefully you’ll hear some good news soon!