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Overall I see where you are going - but I have eliminated people from consideration in the past for being too persistent.
That said - the OP is probably not bordering on that with his request, but I don't think it adds anything at this point. More than likely the person he is reaching out to has no input in the hiring process - just scheduling, etc - so its not going to do him any good. Just wait it out as much as that sucks.
Perhaps on Friday you could send a short note re-expressing your interest and wishing them a nice weekend. That type of stuff is impressive if you're applying for an account position, because being persistent and following up is part of the job.
If you're a legit candidate, the HR contact won't get pissed about an email. They deal with kids straight out of college all the time and understand it's a big deal and nervewracking experience.
Truth is you won't help or hurt you chances over an email to your contact. They have some say as to who gets interviews, but I'd be shocked if they are the ones pulling the trigger on an offer.
At this point I'd be making sure you aren't sitting around waiting for this job offer to come. Some companies move faster than others, but there's a chance you got 'wait listed' while they hear back from other candidates, so it's in your best interest to keep pursuing other opportunities. If anything else it will help keep your mind off waiting to hear back from them.
It's funny 'cause it's true.
And because we're all trying to get the eff out of work in time to get some takeout before they close.
Thanks again to everyone for offering up advice and your perspectives (also for the jokes, they made me laugh). I'll probably give it a couple extra days and maybe shoot my contact there an email on Friday. Hopefully I'll have some good news to report back soon!
This is on the money.
Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson are the only players to have two triple-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
Do you need someone to wipe your ass too? It's been two weeks. I usually waited at least 10 business days before bothering someone again. I'd send an email out. What's the worst thing that could happen? You realize that when they don't respond to you for a second time that your shit truly does stink and they don't want you.
Try to get a recruiter to help you as well. They can open closed doors
At the end of a face to face you should ask for the job if you want it.
This country was built by people who worked hard then went home and had just a few too many every night. Then went back to work.
There's a difference between being too persistent and calling on Wednesday when you were told you would hear Tuesday. It's better for both parties to get it out of the way. He should call or email, and if its not good news move on mentally.
Make some noise.
I wound up in a situation where I interviewed and didn't hear back for 2-3 months. They finally contacted me for a second interview the day after I accepted another job. The position was less than ideal, but I had been living 500 miles from my wife in someone else's house for 5 months. Desperate times, right?
I took the interview and fast tracked it as best I could, but it wound up scheduled for what was my third day at the other company. And two weeks into that job I was putting in my two-weeks notice. It was less than ideal and the karma police nailed my ass to the wall 3 days into the job I wound up at (car accident... yeah, the KP didn't fuck around). But I had to do what was right by my, and it was ultimately the better decision, and I had great leverage in negotiating the salary for the second job.
Long story short. Be the squeaky wheel. But squeak politely.
I could not disagree more with this for almost the same reason. I work in HR and we also get shit loads of resumes. Sometimes, I have the best intention of getting back with a candidate "early next week" and have it on my list to do. It may get delayed a day or two and I always love it when a candidate reaches out and I can just give them a quick update on where we are at with the hiring. Honestly if some company is going to hire you or not based on you following up they're a bush league firm.
Just call and say "You mentioned I'd hear back early this week, and I was looking for an update as I interviewed with another firm and they called and mentioned I'd be getting an offer from them late this week. I am very interested in the role with your company and just want to see if there was an update as I'd prefer to know where I stand so I can respond to the other company."
Pretty simple. Just don't call 15 times.
I think what you're going through is the standard. I interviewed for 2 jobs 2 weeks ago, both of which I know I'm very well qualified for. Both interviews were set up by a third party recruiting agency, so other than the interviews, I haven't had any direct contact with the respective firms.
One recruiting agency has kind of slow played me, telling me the company thought the interview went well, but that they're still interviewing other candidates (IMO it's a ploy to see how truly interested I am). I'm not overly intrigued by the job, so I don't really care too much.
The other has sent me follow ups that they're still waiting on final word. This job is much more desirable to me (and I'm sure for everyone else that interviewed), so I guess it's not too surprising. At this point, I'm fully in "wait and see" mode. Wouldn't surprise me at all if I don't hear anything for a while.
To follow up on that post and my post above...
I did call back one time, the HR person. Left a voicemail. Never heard back from them until they called for the second interview.
Having worked with both of the people I interviewed with the first time, as well as watching how the place operates in general, my best course of action would have been to email or call either of them. They would have rattled loose whatever was holding it up... or at least provided me some feedback as to what was going on. They had far more of a vested interest in hiring me than HR did.
Make sure your tone conveys patience to them and don't come off like a dick and you'll be good to go. There's nothing to lose.
The job search process is such a crock of shit. I'm glad my current job was quite easy to get.
Couldn't agree more with bush league. I went on an interview a couple of years ago and after the 3rd round we made plans to finalize things in a few days. The guy didn't call on that day so I called him. He sent an email saying he got busy and would touch base the following day. No word for a week so I emailed asking for a time to connect. He did nit respond so I reached out to the hr contact who found me and asked what was up. She couldn't find out so I told her I wasn't interested. He'll I was working anyway. Like you said. Bush league and I don't need to leave a good job to go work for some bush league crap. I ended up finding a great gig a couple if months later.
Bottom line it's bush league if they act like you are bothering them.
That seems like it might work with somebody else that has experience, but for a fresh college grad with little to no leverage, I don't know that it's the best idea to tell them you're already sitting on an offer. They'll either A) think you're lying (which you would be in this case), which would probably undermine any good will you've built with them or 2) think you're trying to squeeze them for more money, which no college grad should try to do.
Concur. Just be honest and say you we're told you would hear something and you are very interest in the position. I promise you that you will get more play by actually asking for the job.
Listen man. Pay attention to this post here.
Send an email tomorrow afternoon if you haven't heard back. Once. It CAN help you and absolutely WON'T hurt you.
Don't be pushy or aggressive, just express interest, reflect the timetable politely, and sound enthusiastic. Then wait and see what happens.
Knibb High football rules
Solid advice here.
Be ASSERTIVE! Employers don't want pussies working for them. Ask for the job and don't hang your hopes on one opportunity. Once you do land something, never forget everyday you are still interviewing for your job.
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