(Closed) interivew/career advice (follow up?)

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Did you already send an e-mail to the people you met with thanking them for the interview?  If not, when you send that e-mail slide something in like, “I look forward to meeting with ________”

Post # 5
Member
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@StL.Ashley:   I would e-mail and then follow it up with the thank-you cards as well, as long as you’ve written them already.

I say that because in my experience, nowadays, people make hiring decisions within a couple of days sometimes.  And it could take a couple of days for that thank-you note to get there.  I would send e-mails just to be safe.

Post # 6
Member
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’d send thank you notes to the people you met with already and tomorrow, e-mail the recruiter to ask about setting something up with the 6th person if he/she doesn’t contact you today.   I don’t think it’s being pushy and you want to make sure to set up the interview before the week is over and other things/interviewees are on their minds.

 

Post # 7
Hostess
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly, it sounds like a classic “higher power” negotiating/delay tactic. They don’t want to make a call on you because they want to interview everyone else first and that’s a great way to delay until they do. 

I would just ignore it, and write that you appreciate their time and you really enjoyed spending time with the team. 

If the person turns out to be real – great. No harm no foul. But if they’re not, it doesn’t let them have the ability to one up anymore than they already can.

Post # 9
Member
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@StL.Ashley This exact situation happened to me several weeks ago. 

For 4 hours, I interviewed separately with 4 individual people of increasing seniority and was set to meet with the 5th person (company co-founder). Regretfully, “the meetings ran over and [the co-founder] already left” so we’d have to set up another meeting with him at a later time. Of course I followed up with a thank you email and card, but I didn’t hear back. After waiting a reasonable amount of time to follow up after that, I was thanked/informed that the position was filled and they would keep my resume on file. 

No two situations are alike but, having worked as a recruiter in the past, I thik this may have just been an easy out (for whatever reason, whether to buy time, interview other people, or who knows what). Still, it sounds like you have a good “in,” so hopefully you’ll hear some good news soon! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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