(Closed) DH waiting on a job offer. Should he contact them?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Did he contact them after the final interview? Something I always did to spur contact after interviews is to send an email to those who interviewed you saying:

‘thank you again for taking the time to meet with me last week. I enjoyed talking with you and learning more about the position/company. 

If you have any further questions or require additional information, please let me know. 

Thank you again for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

It should at least get them to say hey, we are still working on xyz, you should hear from us by x date (or) we enjoyed meeting with you, unfortunately we have gone with someone else or the like. 

Good luck to your husband!

Post # 4
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

The only contact he should make is to send Thank Yous to everyone he interviewed with. If he hasn’t sent them yet he should do so ASAP. Aside from that, no, he shouldn’t contact them.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Assuming he sent his thank yous on time, it’s reasonable to follow up if you haven’t heard after two weeks.  I always offer additional things with my follow-up such as offer my references, or anything else that would help them make their decision, and re-express my interest.  (Some people say you can do one week, but I think that’s pushing it plus it’s around the holidays when key decision makers might be out).

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d still give it a bit more time.  With it being around the holidays, some of the key people needed to finalize the decision may be out or away on vacations.  If he hasn’t heard anything by Wednesday or Thursday, I’d follow up (probably Thurs. afternoon).

I would make sure he has sent his thank yous though so do that if he hasn’t already.

Post # 8
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s tough.  With the holiday, I don’t think it’s unexpected that he hasn’t heard yet.  I’m not where where he is looking to work but I had less than 12 people in my office on Friday out of 70 people so nothing got done.

Post # 9
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@7-9-11bride: Unfortunately sometimes that just can’t be avoided when you are moving / changing jobs.  I just accepted a new job and even though I gave my apartment complex notice the day I got the offer, we are still going to have to pay rent for almost 3 weeks after we move out (my complex requires 60 days notice).  We’ve also been paying extra since April to be month to month since I was job hunting and didn’t want to have to pay the extra to break a lease.

I totally understand that it sucks though.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If he gets the offer, he can always try to negotiate that they pay the first month’s rent at the new place.  Companies are often more flexible about negotiating on one-time perks like that, compared to a salary increase, which will continue from year to year.

Also, you can talk to the apt building (if you get the offer) and see if you can fill the place so there is no gap if they will refund you the money.

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