Interviews to Offer.. How long?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

It’s really variable, depending on the job description, the suitabilty of applicants and the quantity of applicants. 

I hire in the restaurant industry so we have an extremely high turnover rate, as do most businesses in the food industry. It’s the nature of the beast!

Because of the sheer quantity of people we get in and out our door, the hiring process is not usually a long one. If your resume meets my standards and you have the necessary qualifications, youll probably get called for an interview. If you come in and it goes well, I could be sliding hiring paperwork across the table during the interview. 

There are exceptions, like for positions that we expect a little more dedication and commitment from: head cooks, supervisors and what not. Generally, you get a selection of applicants, pick the most ideal ones, interview them, send them home to wait for a call after the interview and then pick once you’re done. Depending on your schedules, their schedules and whatever schedule the business runs on, it’s not uncommon for this to take weeks. Especially if the final decision is up to more than one person. 

Another general rule that sort of applies is that the higher the wage, the longer the wait. The more you cost our business, the longer we’re going to think about who we’re going to pay. It’s a  numbers game, and all the different sets of the equation are so variable that it can really be so different depending on the situation!

Good luck to your husband!!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I

 don’t think there is a hard and fast rule. 

Sounds promising though. Fridays are usually a good day to hire people so they have an extra special weekend.

 

If he doesn’t heare back by Tuesday I’d suggest inquiring about the process not just the timeline to put some prospective on the wait.

Good luck.

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

My FH works in the power plant industry. When he was applying for new jobs the hiring process was kind of hit or miss. He went to two different interveiws in one week. One place got back to him the next day and offered him the job. That wasnt the one he particularly wanted so he asked if he could get back to them with his answer. In the meantime he was waiting for the other place. He called weekly, but their hiring process takes a long time for some reason and he was unable to wait for them to make their decision. So he had to go with the other company because he could not hold out forever. A few months later though they called him to let him know he got the job, but being the kind of man my FH is, he didnt want to burn his bridges with the company he had essentially went with. So it just takes time. Have your FH just call them every once in a while if they do not get back to him that way they can keep him in the back of his mind. Anyway I hope your DH gets the job!

Post # 5
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Honey bee

moderndaisy:  As other PPs have said, it really depends on the company and the process. My first job out of college didn’t let me know that I advanced to the final round until 3 weeks after my first interview (it was a 4 round process–phone, in-person, panel and meeting with the executive director). So the total process took about 2 months to wrap up until I was made an offer. 

In contrast, my current job made an offer within 5 hours of my final interview. I submitted my application on a Friday, had a phone interview the following Monday, in-person interview on Wednedsay morning and was made an offer Wednesday afternoon. So it moved a lot faster than any other position  I have had.

Best of luck to your husband though and hope it gets the job!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am right there with you! My DH had a dinner interview last night, they were talking about the offer going to him or to the recruiter first at the end. I’m so antsy here! We have to declare what we’re doing with our lease by next week and we’d need to relocate 2 hours.

 

Good luck you you!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

moderndaisy:  We had resigned our lease last year for 9 months (or something that long) with a house buying clause. Then our area’s housing market turned and both of us realized we aren’t crazy about our jobs. The options we have are:

-move to Texas (I’d quit my job and move down with a suitcase, find something and then DH would come down) DH’s industry is doing much better there

– buy a house in the area we live now, DH would go out on his own and I’d find something closer to our house

– buy a house close to DH’s job and he’d just live with it (I don’t like this option)

So then this recruiter contacts him about this job that he hadn’t seen at all and I’m worried the recruiter has thrown a wrench in the whole thing. The company didn’t optimize their posting properly so when DH would search for jobs, he never had this one come up. Then the recruiter told him who it was with after he submitted his resume and we found the posting.

I want to know what’s going on- NOW. If he’s getting it, we need to go find an apartment. This is our ticket, too. I know exactly how you feel!

Hopefully this isn’t the same job- that would be funny,though. haha!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

moderndaisy:  My office (ridiculously) will not let me work from home so I’ll need to put in my notice. I mean I like what I do and I’d stay if I could work from home but I’m not willing to do the commute. Philly is great. I have a friend who is doing the opposite of you- moving to NYC from Philly!

We did the same between Ohio (where we are now), Pittsbugh (job) and Texas (his profession is killing it down there). I’ve been looking at homes in Pitt to buy, too. You’re right that it sucks seeing a perfect home get sold!

We rent from one of those big companies. We can resign and put a job and house clause back on so we can break the lease. It’s an extra $100 per month per clause. It’ll suck.

Fingers crossed and praying we both get what we want!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

moderndaisy:  Any news for you and your DH? Mine got a phone call this morning from the guy who would make the decision and he asked a bajillion questions. DH offered his references and is going to offer examples of his work. Sounds like a case of the guy who can’t make a decision (job has been open since last Christmas!)

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