What does this mean? Job search related..

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

moderndaisy:  I would respond “Thanks for the update. Please note that I can make myself available at any time next week.”

I wouldn’t say that he was wrong when he mentioned your limited availability. Just correct his misimpression.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

moderndaisy:  I agree with the PP; reply to the email mis-stating your availability, and just mention you can make yourself available at any time.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

moderndaisy:  Perspective is everything. From your point of view it’s been a long wait. From theirs, it’s only Tuesday.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

moderndaisy:  I had the same thing happen to me while going through an interview process once. The whole “schedule an interview with [busy person]” was a courteous (??) way of letting me down. After a few days of hopeful waiting, they eventually followed up on my follow up to let me know that I was not the right fit for the job. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee

moderndaisy:  I’d be a bit worried he was thinking of someone else’s letter, or trying to fill the role with one of his friends and your limited availability makes you look less committed.

Regardless, I would email (not just this person who is misquoting you) but CC the 1st guy in too and mention the timeframe you are free.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

moderndaisy:  Traditionally I’ve found within 2 weeks. You could ask their HR department what timing you can expect. I think it’s customary to only inform the successful candidate, so it’s good to phone anyway before the 2 weeks pass and show general enthusiasm and also to find out their thoughts on the interview and advice.

Post # 12
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

moderndaisy:  That is great news!! Thank you for the update. Hopefully they will let you know their decision in a timely fashion.  

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