(Closed) phone call with a decision timeline? what does it mean?

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: What does the phone call mean?
    It's a good sign. Employment offers take a while/ it was a courtesy call : (3 votes)
    23 %
    It's a good sign. You're definitely in the top few candidates. : (9 votes)
    69 %
    It's a bad sign. If they wanted you they would have offered it to you by now. : (1 votes)
    8 %
    It's a bad sign. They are still looking for a better fit, and may have several more interviews : (0 votes)
    Other. Explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Maybe there is someone else they are interviewing for the same position. 

    Post # 4
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It probably just means they have more people left that they are still interviewing.  They may love you but they aren’t going to issue an offer until they’ve explored all of their options.

    Post # 5
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m going say its a good sign but they are definitely still feeling out other candidates… I went through 2 interviews, one of which was the best interview I’ve ever had, they told me similar things as they did you… and its been almost two months, yet they STILL haven’t made a decision. I knoe because I followed up last week and the HR woman told me they still haven’t made a decision, and will let me know either way, if I get it or not.

    Frustrating, I know, but hang in there!!

    Post # 6
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee

    Personally, I’ve said this in the case when 2 or 3 people “killed it” and I needed to take some time to be really nit-picky to decide. It’s a cruel game, really; we do this to avoid the candidates taking another job while we take our time deciding. In the meantime, each candidate gets their hopes up. If the choice wasn’t obvious, I would ask others to look over the applications, and that’s why it takes a few days. 

    Try not to think about too much. Fingers crossed that you get the job 🙂

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