Post # 1
I need your input. I interviewed for an amazing job on Tuesday. I think the interview went well, I am a perfect match for the position and I left very confident. Well of course the nerves come in and now I’m overthinking everything. After the interview I sent a thank you email. She responded today and explained she would have replied sooner but she was not near her unclassifed email computer.
Thanks for your note. I reallt appreciate that. We enjoyed talking to you too. (Here is where she put the explanation).
We’re still reviewing candidates, but we hope to make decisions soon.”
How would you decipher this? Was she just being polite in emailing back (I’ve never had a propect respond to a thank you email) or could I still be in the running and she wants to let me know that’s why she hasn’t called yet?
Thanks bees. I am so anxious over this as it is a perfect job for me.
Post # 2
I think this is totally normal and no need to be anxious at all. It’s just her keeping you updated and letting you know that the process is still ongoing, but you can expect to hear from them once they’ve made a decision.
Post # 3
OP: In a couple of days, you can follow up with a phone call. Just say you are calling to thank them for their time and this opportunity. That much is polite and normal. No need to stalk with emails or phone calls beyond that, but absolutely you can follow up with a phone call versus email. This way you are talking directly to her and not waiting for an e-response. Also, you can gauge her words and whatnot more accurately rather than misinterpreting written words.
Anyways, good luck and I hope you get the position!
Post # 4
No biggie IMO, mainly because it could mean a ton of things. Maybe they really haven’t finished interviewing everyone and are holding off on making any decisions until then. Or maybe they already know you’re the one but have to get internal approvals and a specific person will be contacting you with the news. Or maybe they know it won’t be you but havent gotten around to sending out a rejection letter yet.
Don’t read too much into it and just wait until they give you the official yay or nay.
Post # 5
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Thanks, ladies. My husband thinks I’m a total nutball right now since it’s only been three days (I only sent the one thank you email lol). But it’s so hard to sit and wait without thinking of all the negatives.
Post # 6
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she’s simply responding to your note. I wouldn’t overthink it.
Post # 7
It’s super normal for the process to take a longer time with a larger company. And it’s only been three days! I wouldn’t stress.
Post # 8
It’s the same as saying nothing. It is just the standard cookie-cutter response everyone gets when they ask a question of an interviewer.
You will get the position or you won’t, but another one even better can come along.
Post # 9
She responded to an email you sent. There’s nothing more to it…
Post # 10
As a person who interviews prospective employees all the time, I agree with PP. She just replied to your email as it is the appropriate thing to do. However, if I know I am not interested in hiring a person I would politely let them know in my email response.
Post # 11
Okay bees. The hiring manager emailed me today at random that there has been a delay so there is no news yet. That has to be a good sign, right? That she keeps updating me on the process.
Post # 12
i would think that this is good news! she may be worried that you’re thinking that they have made an offer to another candidate and are waiting back for background check, etc., so she just wanted to let you know that’s not the case?? just one perspective! but i DO think it’s a good thing! Keep us posted!!
Post # 13
Whenever they keep you in the loop with an update like that, it’s a good sign. Nobody has time to do that with people they aren’t seriously interested in.
Post # 14
It definitely sounds good and I have all my fingers crossed for you!
But… just in case… I was recently in the running for a job with a slow hiring process and thought I had a good shot, partly because they kept updating me and apologising for the delay. Unfortunately it ended with an email saying they’d hired someone else and had a difficult time making a decision because of the high calibre of candidates yada yada… I guess they were just keeping the other candidates on the hook in case things fell through with their first choice.
I’m definitely not saying that’s the case here, but I am saying that it’s impossible to know what might be going on, so keep an open mind. It sounds like you got a great vibe from the interview and what not, which I think is far more important than the emails. Good luck!
Post # 15
I definitely understand the anxiousness. Keepng my fingers crossed for yoU! Personally, I’d try not to read into it either way. They are basically just being professional and keeping the candidates updated. Whether you’re their first or fifth choice, they haven’t made a decision or don’t know if their first choice will be accepting the offer or not and so they are keeping a positive tone with potential future employees.
The thing is, there usually are at least 2 good candidates for a position. And it can be a difficult decision for the hiring employer. It’s not a matter of “keeping someone on the hook” but truly trying to decide the best fit and then usually trying to treat the other person politely so as not to burn bridges – in case a position opens in the future or if it doesn’t work out with who they first offer the job, too.
So again, if they weren’t interested, they would have let you know by now. But, I also wouldn’t take this as a definite “you’ve got the job” either.