(Closed) Job hunting bees – how do you deal with the waiting?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: The Mansion at Valley Country Club

I just finished job hunting and, as always, the waiting sucked. It is (almost) as bad as when you apply and just never hear a darn thing back. In the meantime, did you send a thank you card? That’s one way to pass a little time . . . that and to treat yourself to a nice dinner out. Or dream about where you’ll go have dinner to celebrate when you land the job. 🙂

Good luck!!

Post # 4
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’m in the same exact situation as you are except I interviewed today and felt like it went swimmingly but you never know. Soooo….hopefully I get the job and you get the job!

Post # 5
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m in the same situation too.  It’s infuriating haha and it’s driving me crazy too! I have another follow up interview to meet the CEO on Thursday, which also happens to be my birthday, so I’m hoping I get good news!

Post # 7
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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MsGinkgo: I hate when that happens. You keep checking your emails over and over again, it’s frustrating lol. I was told I won’t hear anything until the end of this week. And it’s only Monday!

Post # 9
5364 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

Commenting to follow because I’m in the same situation! I interviewed on Sept 1 and haven’t heard anything back. By now I just assumed I didn’t get it but I think it’s so damn rude not to let me know something either way, especially when she told me she would! I just had another interview this morning so the waiting game is on again! Good luck! 

Post # 10
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

I’m in a similar situation.  I did a telephone interview for a job with Disney where they said I sounded like an ideal candidate and they would be contacting me for an in person interview.  I asked when training for the position starts and they said mid-september.  This was over a month ago. The position still says open online so I am just trying to be patient and wait. lol.  It has been killer.

Post # 12
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

The waiting is EXCRUCIATING. I’m job hunting now and have had several interviews, so I have been trying to remain optimistic that at least one of them will work out. I received a phone call from one of the supervisors that I interviewed with three weeks ago saying that she recommended me for hire, so now I have to wait on HR to do their part(references, background checks, etc.) and actually give me an offer. This is painful, I understand what you’re going through lol

Post # 13
1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I was unemployed for about 8 months and although I’ve started a new job 3 weeks ago, I’m not sure things will work out. It’s so poorly managed that I’m afraid I was just whisked in there to fill a void and am being used to work out all the kinks only to get replaced. Too often employers clean house because they seem to think that’s the easiest way to fix problems.

Anyway, I think job hunting is a lot like dating. You. Just. Never. Know. It doesn’t matter how well or poorly you did something. There are so many variables that all you can do is put in the effort and know things will come together. It’s not an excuse to just kick back and “see what happens” because you need to put in WORK, but I just witnessed the hiring process within my own company and it was a nightmare. I asked to sift through the resumes as I’m the one who will be managing the new party, but no… Someone who has nothing to do with my unit decided to take on that job. She doesn’t even know what my unit needs.

It’s just about doing what needs to be done and not letting it send you into a frenzy. Easier said that done becaues I’m already nervous about tomorrow!

Post # 14
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The waiting is the worst!  It is so rude when they just ghost you too…I applied for a few jobs recently where the only notice I got was from the application system, saying a job I had applied for had been filled.  Well I sure as hell didn’t accept the position, so I must not have gotten the job!  It’s just so rude- yout ake the time to prepare, get dressed up, go interview, etc….the least they can do is send you a personalized email to say thank you, but we went with another candidate.  Infuriating!  With my new job, I didn’t have to wait too long, but the 36 hours of waiting between when I found out they were checking my references and when I actually got the offer was so nervewracking!  I just wanted to know!!

Good luck with this position!  Just hang in there, do some yoga or take a bath, and treat yo’self.  Because interviewing and job searching is hard!  You deserve it!

Post # 15
1449 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

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Audrey2_sings:  Dude, tell me about it! Most of the time I don’t even get an automated rejection – I just never hear from them again. I can’t stand it! So rude! Like how long does it take to draft an email being like, “Sorry, we went with another candidate.”

In terms of the job hunt, I’ve lately become really frustrated after applying to several jobs that I was literally perfect for – and not even getting called for an interview. Like.. I am PERFECTLY qualified for this job and have relevant experience, and you don’t even want to talk to me for an hour?! I have been checking my spam filter like crazy just to make sure, but that is apparently the situation. Maybe my resume just sucks or I live too far away or something… but damn.

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