(Closed) Waiting to hear about an interview, advice?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
470 posts
Helper bee

@notbridey:  I don’t think so.  Hiring can take some time.  When I worked in HR, it generally took a few weeks to get from a first interview to a second interview.  

You can eventually follow up with the company, but I recommend doing this wisely.  We had people who followed up obsessively, and this lost them the job.  I would call at the end of the week to ask about the status of your application.  

Post # 4
3699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@notbridey:  Not unless you have contact info for the person who interviewed you.

I’ve been brushed off and been the brushee.  It happens.  I found out via the grapevine that a position was filled internally – you could have just told me that!  Not ignored me for weeks when I emailed/called.  Then again, I’d almost rather than than HR calling and straight up lying to me that they hired someone with more experience when I know they hired someone with NO experience, it was just someone who didn’t have to relocated and would work for less $$. 

As the one doing the hiring – it’s uncomfortable to make the “we went with someone else” phonecall so I’m guilty of just letting it slip.  Or just plain forgetting until it’s an awkwardly long amount of time since I should have done it, then it’d be even weirder. 

Post # 5
12259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

In DH’s company, they regularly make people wait 2-4 weeks for hiring decisions and even longer for promotion decisions!


Post # 7
3699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@notbridey:  Always keep looking!  Apply for all the jobs!

Post # 8
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@notbridey:  I would definitely apply for all of the open positions! I would contact the HR person at the end of the week if you haven’t heard anything by then. These things always talk longer than expected. 

Post # 10
9920 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am in the same boat — just waiting.  It’s so frustrating!  I called HR on Monday and the woman said they haven’t filled the position, so if I haven’t received a letter (typically they send a “you’re not hired” letter), I’m still being considered.  She said to call again at the end of the week.  UGH.  I just want to know NOW!

Post # 11
847 posts
Busy bee

Also waiting. I hate when they say they want to make a decision ‘within the week’ which typically means ‘in the next month if we feel like getting snazzy.’ I’m not going to be offended if you take more time to make a decision, just be upfront with me about it so I don’t have to annoy the living crap out of the office assistant who works the front desk.

Post # 13
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

No more to do at this time. But I feel your pain!!! I’m super anxious right now waiting to hear if I’m getting a 2nd interview. Waiting for this is worse than waiting for the ring!

Hopefully, we both hear good things soon!


Post # 14
150 posts
Blushing bee

@notbridey:  I would continue to apply for the other positions, I don’t think it will look bad.

I have been applying for hospital jobs since May when I graduated and I just accepted an offer a couple weeks ago! It took them 1 and 1/2 weeks to get back to me. You never know how long it will take because every company is different, and you don’t know how busy they are. But I think it is completely appropriate to call/email them when their ‘set deadline’ comes and goes and you haven’t heard anything.

I interviewed for one position at a hospital almost 2 months ago and they never called me back…they said they would call me within 2 weeks…nothing! I don’t care though, I did not like the lady that would have been my boss lol

I agree with your last comment, why not just let us know that you’ve moved on and picked someone else?! Any feedback is better than none!

I know it’s frustrating! GOOD LUCK with this position! I hope they contact you soon 🙂

Post # 16
30 posts

@notbridey:  I hope that first person falls through and you get it. Good luck!

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