Post # 1
I sent a follow-up email yesterday. Today is exactly two weeks since I had my second interview. They told me I would hear back within one to two weeks. Well, it’s now been two weeks.
And they have yet to respond to the follow-up email I sent yesterday.
So I guess I’m just gonna assume I didn’t get the job. This really sucks. It would have been a great position and it would have really advanced my career.
I just feel so depressed now. 🙁 I HATE job hunting!!
Post # 3
@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
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
@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 # 6
@soontobemrsm11: It was for an associate editor and media manager position at a magazine. During my second interview, I had asked when they would want someone to start and they said early December.
My guess is that they have hired someone else and just haven’t told me. It is just really crappy that they wouldn’t tell me. I mean, at least send me a courtesy email saying that you’ve decided to hire someone else. Put me out of my misery, you know?
And I hate that I sent them an email yesterday around lunchtime and they STILL haven’t responded. I mean, if I didn’t get the job, fine. But at least respond to my email and tell me. Don’t leave me kept in suspense, that’s cruel.
Post # 7
- 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
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
@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 # 10
@ajillity81: I don’t know, I feel like calling them today would be too risky since I sent them an email only yesterday. :/
Post # 11
- 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 # 12
@canadajane: I would think the same thing but they had said they wanted someone to start early December. This position would be for an associate editor at a magazine. They told me that they needed someone to start around early December because they are getting ready to push the next issue of their magazine out in January.
So I’m not so sure that it’s the holidays that is causing the holdup. I think they just hired someone else and they don’t want to tell me. 🙁
Post # 13
Forgot to update this thread. Anyway, I heard back from them on December 13th.
The woman on the phone told me that they decided to go with the other candidate because she had more experience.
But she did tell me that I was a very close second. She also said that they loved meeting me and thought I had a lot of great potential. She even asked me if they could keep my information on file in case something opened up down the road.
So I guess that’s something, right?
She also said something puzzling. She told me to keep in touch with them. I said that I would. Then when we got off the phone, I was confused. How should I keep in touch with them? What do I say? How often?
I don’t know if she meant that literally or if it was just one of those things you say but don’t mean.
Post # 14
@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
@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.”