What would you think of this?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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6032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wouldn’t get hopes up too far till there is an offer in the table. Be enthusiastic and excited, of course, but don’t get emotionally invested.  It sounds like the person who interviewed you thought you interviewed well, and it’s definitely very possible that the other department will have an opening that is a good fit for you, so keep your fingers crossed! But don’t get too emotionally attached to the idea of any offer coming from that company, because it sounds like the interviewer didn’t even know if there was an opening at all in the other department, and it’s very unusual for a company to create a new  opening for an entry-level person.

Post # 3
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206 posts
Helper bee

FutureMrs.Huemiller:  It’s exciting, but please don’t get your hopes up. I went to a teacher job fair earlier in the summer and thought I did great in all the interviews–I even got called back to talk to the principal. She asked who else I interviewed with because she wanted to “check out the competition”. I was SO excited and was 99.9% SURE I would get it. Well, I didn’t and I was soooo upset and disappointed. 

Make sure you send a thank you note!!! google it for help writing one. I sent follow up thank you emails to everyone I interviewed with, then later in the summer sent another email saying I had not yet been hired and I hope they consider me for any position that becomes available, etc etc. That eventually got me a job in the school–tutoring, not teaching–but it’s a step in the right direction.

Post # 4
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club

It’s promising that the hiring manager/interviewer sees potential in you.  However, I would try not to assume that they want to hire you until you have an actual offer.  It’s totally normal to be excited that they are interested in you though!  If you haven’t already, I would consider sending a thank you note to the interviewer- you could even include a line about how you are excited to talk to the other manager and provide your contact and times of availability.  If you need help writing a thank you note, look up askamanager.org.  It’s a great site for people who are interviewing in general!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  wvlefty.
Post # 5
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716 posts
Busy bee

I agree.  I have heard the word “no” so many times in the first decade of my career, that I am super cautious. 

All this may mean is that the person that you spoke to would like to pass along your resume.  It’s totally possible that she only said it as a polite way to end the conversation, it’s also equally possible that she really meant it and that you may get an interview for this alternate position.  Passing along a resume and even getting an interview are however lightyears away from getting a job offer.

I know that you’re frustrated after 4 months and all leads are good leads.  Good luck.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

FutureMrs.Huemiller:  It’s hard, but I’d try not to get my hopes up either. Hopefully something will pan out, but it’s not a given. Happened to my husband and a friend a few times.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I hope it all went well.. I have gotten my hopes up a lot of times and got really angry and sad when it didn’t work out..But It’s good that they showd interest

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

FutureMrs.Huemiller:  

Don’t get too excited until there is an offer on the table.

I’m glad that the phone interview was a step in the right direction.

It probably boosted your confidence and made you less discouraged.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

FutureMrs.Huemiller:  That IS frustrating!! Like I said, my husband and a friend went through it and I really want a new job myself. I just know it’s going to take a looong time. Blech. But you’ve already started the process so I hope something comes along for you soon that you like!

Post # 12
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3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

FutureMrs.Huemiller:  

I admire you for taking a job to make money while you wait for your dream career.

This shows great work ethic.

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