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Wondering if any of you RCMB ballers can help me out. I'm a recent grad, and had an interview at an ad agency in Chicago a little over a week and a half ago. Had a phone interview first, then went in on the 24th for an in person. Everything went well, and was told that I would hear back by the end of last week or early this week.
At this point I haven't heard anything back, and I'm just wondering when/if it would be appropriate to send an email to the woman I've been in most contact with about when I might expect to hear something, assuming I don't hear anything by the end of the day tomorrow. I sent thank you notes to all three of the people I interviewed with but haven't heard a word back from anyone yet, and since this is really the only legit job prospect I have right now, I'm understandably antsy. I just don't wanna jump the gun and come off as obnoxious. Thanks in advance.
It's never bad to reach out. This isn't picking up a girl at the bar.
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I think an angry email in all caps asking why the hell you haven't heard from them is the appropriate course of action here.
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If they said "early this week" I'd give them til end of day Wed then send something out.
Classic mistake. You should have left at least four awkward voicemails before you got home from the interview.
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We had a creeper once that kept emailing and calling non stop. He called my boss and left a voicemail at 3 in the morning letting us know he was still interested.
A virtual upper decker is the only legitimate course of action.
Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak.
In all seriousness -
You sent the follow up notes. Thats good, leave it at that. We posted a job and had over 400 applicants in a week. They are probably getting thank you's from everyone who interviewed and its not unusual for them to not reply. But if they want to hire you, the will reach out. If they don't, then you are waiting on your form letter thanking you for your interest, but there were more qualified candidates. Bombarding them asking for constant updates is not going to help your candidacy.
This. Don't want to come as desperate for a job, even though you probably are. I was as an undergrad as well. Following up with them for a second time is not going to help your chance of getting the job. Most of those thank you emails will get buried in inbox's.
Alright thanks guys, I appreciate all the responses. I sorta thought that following up again wouldn't be in my best interest but wasn't really sure either.
I'm probably just paranoid about not hearing back in all honesty. I had an interview with a different company in Chicago back in December (had two phone interviews, then went there for an in person), sent thank you notes after, and have yet to hear a single word back almost two months later. Not sure if that's the norm, but it was just surprising to never hear anything back after traveling there at their convenience.
I would prefer not to give the specific agency name until I've heard back one way or the other, but it's a division of Omnicom.
This post was edited by gvsparty 17 months ago
Someone could be home sick or out with a sick kid so things can get delayed. It could easily be that simple. Emailing your contact person would be appropriate but I wouldn't do it more than once.
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There are a ton of factors that come into play too. For example, I interviewed with a company in December one year, heard nothing for 8 months, and then one day they called and offered the job. Turns out they had some internal problems with budgets and the like. In reality, they owe you nothing. However if someone took the time out of their life to interview at my company I would certain do the very least of following up to express it "not being a good fit" or some garbage.
Yeah I've certainly heard a good amount of stories of things coming up that cause the process to take a really long time. But yeah agreed, it just seems rude to not at least send some sort of note, even if it is bull shit. But like you said, they really don't owe me anything. Such a fun process!
OMD? PHD? Accuen?
Haha no it's not any of those. You probably won't guess it unless you dig through their website, it's smaller and a specialized agency. I'll be sure to post the name of it here once I hear back.
Unless you're about to offer him a job it's not in his best interests to answer you
Calmer than you are
I wait for one to two weeks, then give them a phone call.
Stand outside company headquarters and do this
Time is so valuable in Chicago because you could be literally shot at any second.
Contact them now.
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I don't know if I agree with that, it makes no difference in my opinion. The agency isn't monitoring his web traffic, and even if it was possible, legal, and they wanted to, no one would care that he posted on a message board that he interviewed with them. Frankly, posting what agency on a board like this might help. What if someone on here works at the agency? That person might PM the kid and ask how he can help.
BUT, I am mostly just curious what agency. I am certainly not upset if he doesn't want to share.
Yeah I don't agree with most people here. Hell, I've gotten jobs for being persistent (within reason, of course). As Pinky mentions, reaching out to them to inquire to status once shows interest and initiative on your behalf.
Realistically you're probably not going to GET the job because you took the initiative to reach out to them, but it never hurts to try to build a rapport with your contact and to help you stick out in their mind (CO-stanza).
Another way to say it - you're not definitely not going to eliminate yourself from consideration by calling or emailing.
They said late last week/early this week. It's EOD Tuesday. Completely within the range of acceptable and appropriate to ping them, express interest and ask where things stand. GL.
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