Scared to call to ask about job…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would definetly call. It shows that you are intersted in the position, without seeming too desperate or annoying. They should let you know, even if it is a no 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@peachacid:  How about something like this: “Hi, this is PeachAcid. I just wanted to thank you for meeting with me for the x position on Friday and just to touch base on my status.”

Personally, I would e-mail them if you have their e-mail contact info. Basically veil the e-mail as a thank-you note with an invitation to discuss your status. If they rejected you, they may not want to be put on the spot phone-wise, hence I suggest e-mail.

Post # 8
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298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@peachacid:  I was hoping you’d have heard by now. Reach out by email if you have any of that information. If not, i’d call and hope I got a voicemail LOL! But I 110% think you should reach out in some sort today. Did you send a thank you after your last interview?

Post # 9
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414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@peachacid: Exactly what HelloKitty615 said. I’ve been in the job hunt for months now, and I’ve often had to follow up with employers to see if I’m hired or not. If you have to call them, just frame it as you want to know the status. But if you have an email, definitely send a note instead.

Based on their schedule of only contacting your references on Monday (good sign!), they seem a bit behind. Perhaps give them until Friday and follow up.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely call.

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I would say “Hi, this is Peachacid. I had a second interview for the position of reading specialist on Friday, and I am just following up with you to make sure that you have all of the information that you need from me.” Or something along those lines. You’re just “trying to be helpful and thorough” 😉

Post # 12
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

When I follow up after an interview, I use email. It’s less nerve-wracking for me to sit down and spend five minutes typing up exactly what I want to say. Also, if it’s bad news, I don’t have to react on the spot–I can cry, scream, vent to my BF, whatever I need to do and then write a gracious and composed “good luck with your new hire and please keep me in mind for future openings” email back.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am going against the grain and would wait. you know they checked your references on Monday, that was just two days ago. I would give it until the end of the week if you don’t hear anything. Good luck!

 

Post # 14
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545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@peachacid: Send an email and say:

 ” I want to express my gratitude for allowing me to interview for the reading specialist position. I am especially excited about xxx (some detail discussed in the interview). Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking to you again soon about the position.”

Post # 16
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

I work in staffing, so I know the importance of follow through. What Hello Kitty said is perfect! If you do not get this position and you interview for another, I would follow up with a thank you card a day or two after. It reiterates your interest and gives you an opportunity to include your contact info again.

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