Post # 1
Okay, so a quick background –
Last Thursday I had a phone interview for a position at a company. One of my friends and former co-workers works ther (in the position I interviewed for) and my former boss/ former sister in law also works there (was in the position I interviewed for, got promoted). It’s a very small company and there is no bad blood between former SIL, just a little awkwardness. I killed the phone interview. They called me the next day to schedule an in-person interview on Monday. I killed that also. I’m not being over-confident, I just happen to have the right background experience, social connections, personality, and education to make me a perfect fit for this job. Today, I got a phone call from the company president telling me that they are absolutely considering me for the job, they really enjoyed having me down at the office, and my personality test looked great. He then told me I could expect to hear something early next week.
I am wondering why the wait? This all seems like good signs, and honestly this is a dream job for me as much as I believe I am a dream candidate for the position. Have any of you had any experiences with this? Positive or negative?
Post # 3
Maybe there is someone else they are interviewing for the same position.
Post # 4
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 7
@arathella: That makes a lot of sense. Thank you for your honesty.