Post # 1
I interviewed for an executive secretary position at a large church on June 25th. It went well and I think she liked me. She did tell me that it would be a long process though to hire someone. The next step would be an interview with the pastors. I asked when they would need someone to start and she said she’d like to get someone in there by August 1st.
Anyway, I sent a thank you card by snail mail last week. She should have gotten it by last Friday at the latest.
I’m really feeling antsy and I want to send her an email today to see what is going on with the hiring process. Is it okay to do this now or should I wait?
Post # 2
I think it’s a good amount of time to wait. You could insert phrases like “I enjoyed meeting with you, I hope you received my card in the mail, I look forward to hearing from you soon, etc.
Post # 3
I’d wait until Wednesday or Thursday, especially if you think the thank you card arrived recently. Keeping in mind that Friday was the 4th, and no mail was delivered, she may have just received it on Monday. When you do email her, just keep it light. Thank you again for your time, looking forward to meeting you again, etc.
Post # 4
Here’s vwhat I have found: If they want you, they will let you know. Sending emails after your thank you letter make you sound desperate and could be annoying. If you don’t hear by the projected start date, send a follow up asking if they’ve made a decision yet or were still in the process of screening candidates.
In the mmeantime, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Ive been to second interviews where they’ve told me they really liked me, checked references (glowing reviews) only to receive a letter two weeks later thanking me for my time. Just goes to show, you never know.