(Closed) It’s been over a week–how do I follow up

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
12899 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t follow up specifically asking about a second interview; it seems pretty presumptuous to me to do that.  Calling references doesn’t mean you 100% got the job, but that they are seriously considering hiring you.

Depending on the type of background check you need, it could take a long time.  Once I signed a conditional letter of employment (conditions being, pass a background investigation), it took like 9 months (standard), but it was pretty in depth.  I’m not sure what kind you’re alluding to, or what the standard is for your field, so I can’t speak to how long those will take.  (Feel free to PM me if you have further questions or want specific details). 

If it’s a big company, they likely haven’t even received your thank you card, btw.  It takes forever for the mail to get to the right people.  In the future, I’d recommend sending a snail mail card, and a quick follow-up email thanking them for their time). 

I’d give them two full weeks before following up, and then email the recruiter to ask for the status.  Be polite but vague: “Dear Ms. Smith, Thank you again for the opportunity to interview with Company Name.  After speaking with you, I am very excited about the possibility of working for Company.  Are you aware of any progress being made in filling this position?  Best Regards, MrsTCB.”

Good luck!

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