Still no response :(

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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3077 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@LadyBlackheart:  For me personally, it’s better to go ahead and prepare myself that I didn’t get it. What kind of job was it? In my field, not hearing back for 2 weeks is basically a guaranteed turn down. In other fields, my best friend’s for example, it took her like 6 MONTHS to get through all the interview process and there would be times they would say 1-2 weeks and then it’d be a month. Hers is a government job though, I hear that’s not unusual.

I’m sorry you haven’t heard back =( Always keep applying, even when waiting on what seems to be a sure thing! Hopefully, they’re just slow!

Post # 4
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112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would prepare myself for the worst, BUT depending on the job/industry, etc. it may not be over.  I know when I have been looking for a new hire during a heavy travel season/trade show season or right as budgeting is going down, I have been guilty of taking longer to get back to them with an offer than I would like.

Post # 5
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2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@LadyBlackheart:  Job-hunting sucks, I hear ya. I have found that it’s best to treat it like a lottery that you don’t have to play to win. Keep applying everywhere, and who knows, you just might be surprised at what turns out!

I’ve gotten all my jobs by assuming I did NOT get them, and the jobs that I didn’t get, I assumed I had them in the bag. It’s weird, but in this case, some negative thinking might actually help you. 🙂

Post # 7
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1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I would erase last week from the calendar since I’m sure a lot of people weren’t working/barely working.  It could just be that the Holiday is slowing the process down… But i’ve always been an optimist, haha.

Post # 8
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1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I got a job offer 3 months after an interview.  If they haven’t responded with a “We’re still deciding” e-mail, prepare yourself for the worst, but it is holiday season and they might be waiting for the new year.  In any case, interviewing is a skill and practice makes perfect.  

Edit: It could also just be they want to hire in the new year, and not just push the start date to the new year.  I don’t know your industry, but Christmas is a slack time full of statutory holidays and they won’t get their money’s worth out of you if they hire you now.  

 

Post # 9
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6279 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LadyBlackheart:  i would call instead of email.  if they say you didn’t get the job you can ask if they have any pointers or suggestions for the next interview you go on,

Post # 11
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1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

@LadyBlackheart:  I hate this too. I have had SO MANY job interviews where I didn’t get the job and they just avoided my calls and emails. I was the same way – if I didn’t get the job fine, but just let me know so I can stop worrying about it! Hang in there! Job searching does suck, but keep trying and you’ll find something.

Post # 14
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@LadyBlackheart:  Don’t actually keep in touch with them. That’s a way of them parting with you. Like they said, if something opens up – they will let you know 🙂

Post # 15
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24 posts
Newbee

@LadyBlackheart:  Yeah that last bit is just wanting to part on good terms with you.   I too have  had the “You were so close but (something insiginficant) stood between you and the other candidate.”

Keep trying.  

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