(Closed) When to call after an interview?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Did they give you any indication of when they would contact you? Most interviews I’ve been to have usually concluded with “You’ll hear from us in X days/weeks with a decision.” I usually wait until a few days after that deadline, then give them a call just to check in.

Post # 4
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Did they tell you when you might hear back?  If not, you’ve sent a thank you and responded to an email, I would wait for at least a week, maybe 10 days. 

Fingers crossed!

Post # 5
8572 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not sure how all businesses work, I’m sure they vary a little.

But, I know when we’re hiring people at my place of work, 1 of 2 things happen : They are either hired on the spot, or we call them within a few days. For us, it’s safe to assume you don’t have the job if you haven’t recieved a call within a week of the interview.

It also annoys the manager if people call to check up on their interview/app, because EVERYONE does it these days. It doesn’t make it special anymore.

I work for a large resort.

Post # 6
3 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

Personally, I’ve always felt that if they wanted me for the job, they’d call me.  They are never going to want to give someone a job and then nite cause they didn’t get around to calling.  If you got the job, you will get a call.  If not, no call.  the only reason I’d ever follow up is if I got another job offer that was less than the me I was awaiting news from, then I’d phone up and ask and be honest about the situation.  Good luck. 

Post # 7
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Americano:  Like others have said,  I would wait until a couple days after the interviewer said you’d hear back. You’ve sent a thank you and an email… if you call you risk seeming like a pest. It’s exciting!! Just hold tight a few more days. 🙂 Fingers crossed for you!

Post # 8
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Americano:  I would call back 7-10 days post-interview. I called back TWICE (after one week, and then a bit after two weeks) after I went to two interviews for a job. I ultimately got it, and I think it was partly due to my perisistence.

I’d make the call.

Post # 9
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’ve never called and I’ve always gotten every job I’ve ever applied for. But I’m a nurse, not in business, so all the etiquette rules might be different?

Post # 10
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Americano:  I almost always end interviews with “when should I expect to hear from you?” & I call the day after that date. But if I forget to ask that, I call one week after last contact with them. You sent an email Monday so I would wait until Monday to call. Good luck!


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