Post # 1
For two full years, I’ve been trying to get on at a certain company in my city. It’s pretty much my dream job. I had tried all methods to get them to notice me: phone calls, e-mails, pretty much everything short of beating down their door. I even turned down FOUR other job offers in the hopes that *one day* they would notice me (don’t worry, I am currently employed. I was just holding out for “the ONE”).
My last attempt was to send my resume through a young professional group in my city who was fielding applications for them. The group collected hundreds of applications and then had the company whittle them down to the top 10% of applicants. I WAS IN THAT TOP 10%. Last Wednesday, I was invited to a quick speed-dating type interview. The interview went great, and I waited patiently to hear back from them
Monday, I get an e-mail from HR asking me to return soon (as in, this week) to chat again. YAYAYAYAY! I immediately respond to the e-mail with my availability. But here we are, Thursday afternoon, and I have heard NOTHING since. I’ve e-mailed twice and called (left a voicemail). Nada. WHAT DO I DO?!
Post # 4
Some companies just take longer than others. “Soon” to them may mean within 2 weeks, whereas soon to others may mean a few days. I would wait until next week to contact them again. I was told that contacting them too much may make you seem desperate or like a stalker lol. I wouldn’t send another email since you already sent 2. I’d call next week maybe on Wednesday (or a week from the last time you contacted them). If they had hundreds apply, they’re going through a lot of apps/resumes even at 10%. You don’t want to be forgotten, but you don’t want to be annoying.
I’m waiting to hear back after just applying & all I can do is just wait & its hard (hasn’t even been a week yet)… but its my dream job so I hear you on what else you can do.
Post # 5
@canthugallcats: Good advice, it’s just frustrating when, in the e-mail, she said that she wanted to see my availability for “this week.” Sigh. *puts on patient face
Post # 6
If you don’t hear back from her, I’d send an email Monday mid-morning with your availability for next week. Just keep the email short.
Also, after your interview send a follow-up thank you card, that will help you stand out!
I keep checking my phone & my emails hoping for a call from them… hopefully you get a call soon. Try to keep your mind off it as much as you can. WB helps distract me, I probably wrote more posts yesterday than all of this month haha.