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Vitaver Jobs in Fort lauderdale, Florida

16 months ago

PrestigeNY in Miami, Florida said: I have no idea why this recruiter from a temporary consulting firm called me in for an interview if she didn't like my résumé. If she didn't like ppl that work temporary on projects don't pick my résumé n waste my time driving 1 hour to her office to put me down. I explained I went to a very prestigious university in NYC earned my bachelors and masters degrees and later after graduating did some internship , worked mostly in consulting projects which I stated clearly on my résumé, due to the recession I did as best as I could with jobs, there were some gaps n during those times I did private tutoring, translations projects, exploring new classes, and interests, it just seem like this woman recruiter thinks everyone has a permanent jobs right after another she even asked me what have you been doing in the past week since ur not working, what? I can't take a rest by choice, or travel...what's ridiculous is that she is a recruiter for a temporary agency n couldn't understand why I work temporary, I told her it's ppl like me are keeping this business running, without applicants need that work this temp agency would not be in business. It's like she's a Moran she needs me probably more than what I need her so she can make her commissions. At the end I just wondered why she called me? Pass onto the other résumé if you don't like my jumpy work, now I have taken the courage to ask interviewers what did you like about my résumé that made you call me for an interview that's when they say it's very impressive....

You do seem to have a very good background. I am not sure from what you've wrote what kind of field you want to work in, but if you are interested in IT, please visit our website. We have a lot of great job opportunities.
Take care!

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

14 months ago

ThereISstillHope in Davis, California said: If you don't hear from us, that means we have decided to pursue someone with MORE EXPERIENCE.

"We're just going through the motions. The boss's son just graduated from college and he is a shoe in".

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Jury 14 in Hartford, Connecticut

13 months ago

I have to say, for the job I'm at now, a few red flags came up from other people's experiences on how to tell if the interview went badly. These were:

- Waiting for the Interview to Start: I waited a good 20 minutes, and my interviewer seemed rushed and panicked.

- Not All of the People Interviewing you are There: One of the Hiring Managers (the actual head of Hiring in HR) was not there, and so the interview started off weirdly.

- Not Talking Much About The Job: Halfway through the interview, we started talking about off-topic things. From what I've seen, if they start imitating you and laughing with you, you've got them hypnotized, so to say! She was imitating how I'd turn and when I'd smile - so that was nice.

We're Interviewing Other Candidates: I was told this as we walked out, and because of Indeed forumers' comments regarding this, my heart sunk -- I knew I did a bad job. I swallowed and said, "Well, I hope whoever you choose does an outstanding job!"

Short Interview: Our interview, because she kept repeating the fact that she had to leave, lasted around 20 minutes... and only about 10 of those minutes was spent talking in depth about the role, but I made sure to ask questions.

Terrible Ending: After my interviewer offered to walk me out to the car (good sign), I declined. She paused, stared at me, then RAN out of the building, apologizing about the fact that she had prior arrangements . This was the icing on the cake - I walked out knowing I didn't get the job (how wrong was I!)

Within 4 days I was called (it was right after Presidents Weekend) and they wanted me to start immediately. I surely didn't have the greatest of interviews, and I almost cried when they called me back because I swore I didn't get the job, especially when I was told they were interviewing other candidates. And for once, I got to hear the line that stated that they were just interviewing others out of etiquette -- I was already chosen!

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EndlessJoy in Atlanta, Georgia

13 months ago

Jury 14 in Hartford, Connecticut said: I have to say, for the job I'm at now, a few red flags came up from other people's experiences on how to tell if the interview went badly. These were:

- Waiting for the Interview to Start
- Not All of the People Interviewing you are There
- Not Talking Much About The Job
- We're Interviewing Other Candidates: I was told this as we walked out, and because of Indeed forumers' comments regarding this, my heart sunk -- I knew I did a bad job. I swallowed and said, "Well, I hope whoever you choose does an outstanding job!"

- Short Interview

- Terrible Ending

Within 4 days I was called (it was right after Presidents Weekend) and they wanted me to start immediately. I surely didn't have the greatest of interviews, and I almost cried when they called me back because I swore I didn't get the job, especially when I was told they were interviewing other candidates. And for once, I got to hear the line that stated that they were just interviewing others out of etiquette -- I was already chosen!

Great! Thanks for taking the time to share that experience. I think you just made a lot of people's day today!

I really liked what you said in reply to the "we're interviewing other candidates." If I was the interviewer, your response alone would have increased your standing for the job.
All the best to you!

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Trecia Flowers-Dyson in Chicago, Illinois

12 months ago

This true! I just interviewed last week with 3 people. HR the Hiring Manager and the Controller. Both the HR and Hiring Manager I had a good feel for, but the Controller just looked at me crazy through the whole interview. She made odd ball remarks to me about things I did in the past that was not relevant now. I knew I wasn't getting an offer. I sent my thank you emails and surprisingly I received and email back from the HR person who initially contacted me requesting me to come back in for second interview. As I went back for the second interview with the Controller again, I felt even more pressure, and received even more crazy looks to my responses. Towards the end or interview, I asked did she have any concerns about my background? She said no comment, and we are interviewing other candidates. That was my que that I wasn't getting offered a job.

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jpmay in Ozark, Missouri

12 months ago

I have a quick question. I received an offer for a job yesterday, and let the HR Manger know that I would like a couple days to think it over before I said yes or no. Mostly because I had an interview with another company for a job with higher pay and better hours than the one that was offered. The interview was for a rather well known call center (I am aware of the turn over rate, but this job would be temporary for me anyway, I'm moving next June). I went, it seemed to go well and I would really like this job. Before I left, the interviewer told me to "Stay by the phone, they would let me know within 24-48 business hours." My worry is that I will turn down the offer I have (in a field I am trying to move out of), but not get the job I want. I don't want to pin my hopes and finances on what could turn into nothing. How would you interpret the parting words of my interviewer?

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Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

12 months ago

jpmay in Ozark, Missouri said: My worry is that I will turn down the offer I have (in a field I am trying to move out of), but not get the job I want. I don't want to pin my hopes and finances on what could turn into nothing. How would you interpret the parting words of my interviewer?

This happens to lots of people. Mostly, though, it's all in your mind. You think you're going to have two job offers at the same time, and you want to hold out for the better job. But that better offer may disappear after you've decided to decline the lesser offer. So here's what you do: Take the first job you're offered, even if it's not what you want. You'll have a job. Then if the second, better offer really does comes true, you quit the first job. Even if you've only been there a day.

As for the parting words: People will say anything. It may or may not be true. Are you staying by your phone?

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jake in Saint Paul, Minnesota

12 months ago

I had an interview 3 weeks ago with a company and had not heard anything further from them after 2 weeks so I emailed and because the person was not there did not get a response for another week. So, after 3 weeks from interviewing I received an update that they are still in the interview process with candidates (travel by the interviewers is the reason given for the delay) but are hoping to make some decisions in the next 2 weeks.

If I interviewed that long ago and they are still 2 weeks or so until their next decision do I even stand a chance at the job anymore? I wasn't given a no yet, but with that amount of time and not getting a yes I assume that I did not do as well in the interview as I hoped and that I probably won't get the job. Any thoughts or insights are appreciated!!!

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

12 months ago

jake in Saint Paul, Minnesota said: I had an interview 3 weeks ago with a company and had not heard anything further from them after 2 weeks so I emailed and because the person was not there did not get a response for another week. So, after 3 weeks from interviewing I received an update that they are still in the interview process with candidates (travel by the interviewers is the reason given for the delay) but are hoping to make some decisions in the next 2 weeks.

If I interviewed that long ago and they are still 2 weeks or so until their next decision do I even stand a chance at the job anymore? I wasn't given a no yet, but with that amount of time and not getting a yes I assume that I did not do as well in the interview as I hoped and that I probably won't get the job. Any thoughts or insights are appreciated!!!

As long as they are in the "interview process" so are you.

Regardless of all the stories, never wait more than 30 days for a response and until you get a paycheck NEVER stop applying for other jobs.

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2Legit in Cincinnati, Ohio

12 months ago

Good signs from my experience (resulted in job offer)
-They mention how much money I would be making
-They give a timeline on next steps before I leave
-A reference lets me know they were contacted
-I was given a tour of my potential work site
-They seemed to like my answers
-Person who would be my boss seems nice

Bad signs from my experience (didn't get job offer)
-Potential colleague got defensive/didn't like my answer to a question (would be essential to my work role, not his)
-Head interviewer staring at his computer during interview and doesn't respond when the rest of the panel is waiting for him to give an answer to my question
-I get the feeling I would not want to work at this place and I would not fit in here
-I ask about vision/long-term plans for the position, and they seem to be making it up on the spot (vision seemed very unrealistic)

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EndlessJoy in Atlanta, Georgia

12 months ago

You get the interview and the interviewer says -"Oops that job has been filled."

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sw30 in San Diego, California

11 months ago

1st interview- I was interviewed by the hiring manager, department manager, and a new HR manager that was just learning the ropes of the hiring process at the company. The interview went really well, I really connected with all of them and they liked my previous experience. Gave me a tour of the company and informed me there will be a second interview with another manager.

2nd interview- The hiring manager called me to come in to meet with the Sales Manager, the hiring manager also informed me that the director usually there on at the 2nd interview but because she was on vacation for the week, I may have to come back the next week to interview with her when she gets back. The interview with the sales manager was a little bit more intense but overall it went well.

3rd interview- The hiring manager contacted me on a Monday to come and meet with the Director and the owner of the company's daughter. Very casual and the interview went well also. They all informed me the next steps of the process would be for me to take Proveit tests for excel and 10-key.

The hiring manager told me the results of the tests were very good and the next step would be my background check. I accepted and asked for a copy of the results. I get the copy back on the 28th of August, although there is some information that is different on the background check than from my resume, such as some of the employment dates the hiring manager verified. I reached out to the hiring manager after Labor Day to let her know I was still interested in the position and if there were any updates/feedback. She has not replied to my email which is weird because she usually responds within a day especially with past emails. I'm hoping the company is just busy due to catching up with work from the 3 day weekend. But, a simple response to let me know where they're at in the process would be nice. Do you think i definitely did not get the job? Or is there still a chance? What next step should I take?

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Julie in Freehold, New Jersey

11 months ago

I interviewed for a job three weeks ago. They let me know they were interviewing multiple candidates at that time. They said they would get back to me by Sept. 15. I still haven't heard from them and and wondering if it's acceptable to write and ask if they've made a decision. At the time they had advertised another position I was also interested in and I'm afraid I may lose out on that opportunity...

Second question: If I don't get the first position (the gentleman who interviewed me is also hiring for the other position) is it in bad form to ask if that position is still available? While both jobs are in the same department, they have nothing to do with each other...

Thanks for any help!

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EndlessJoy in Atlanta, Georgia

11 months ago

Julie in Freehold, New Jersey said: I interviewed for a job three weeks ago. They let me know they were interviewing multiple candidates at that time. They said they would get back to me by Sept. 15. I still haven't heard from them and and wondering if it's acceptable to write and ask if they've made a decision. At the time they had advertised another position I was also interested in and I'm afraid I may lose out on that opportunity...

Second question: If I don't get the first position (the gentleman who interviewed me is also hiring for the other position) is it in bad form to ask if that position is still available? While both jobs are in the same department, they have nothing to do with each other...

Thanks for any help!

Well you have until Monday to hear back from them. At least you were given a specific date instead of some arbitrary time frame.

2-If you are not awarded the first position, don't hesitate to ask about being considered for the other position. This is especially true if you are phoned with the news. I mean the worse he could say is 'No' but suppose he says 'yes'. Someone on here always says "don't leave any stones unturned." All the best!

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Chem E from Seattle in Seattle, Washington

11 months ago

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York said: Every interviewee knows when an interview goes great, ok, or bad. You just know.

Inside of one's self you know whether or not you connected well with the interviewer.

More than anything it's the interviewer's body language, facial expressions, and other non word actions that will tell you how the interview is going.

Unless it's a phone interview... I hate those.

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Jackie Oh in Chesapeake, Virginia

11 months ago

You know you don't have the job when the interviewer asks, "As a woman, what would you do..."

My gender has nothing to do with my ability to manage people or do the job!

He also didn't like some of my other answers but instead of just moving on to the next question, he decided to mock them and share exaggerated eye-rolls with his colleague. I couldn't believe what I was witnessing.

Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) Portsmouth, VA. DON'T APPLY THERE, EVER.

In retrospect, I should have just walked out when he started his shenanigans. When I left, I felt about 3 feet tall. He tore me down but good.

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Chem E from Seattle in Seattle, Washington

11 months ago

Jackie Oh in Chesapeake, Virginia said: You know you don't have the job when the interviewer asks, "As a woman, what would you do..."

My gender has nothing to do with my ability to manage people or do the job!

He also didn't like some of my other answers but instead of just moving on to the next question, he decided to mock them and share exaggerated eye-rolls with his colleague. I couldn't believe what I was witnessing.

Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) Portsmouth, VA. DON'T APPLY THERE, EVER.

In retrospect, I should have just walked out when he started his shenanigans. When I left, I felt about 3 feet tall. He tore me down but good.

Wow, that's extremely unprofessional of them. All of it. That's ridiculous.

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Jackie Oh in Chesapeake, Virginia

11 months ago

Also be aware that many "jobs" offered by government contractors are just phantom positions, designed to rake in resumes in order to enhance the company's chances at landing a contract. Do your homework on the company before even bothering to interview with one of those.

I was in defense for many years, and am a veteran- and still fell for a couple of those. All they wanted was my resume. The interview was a five minute waste of hours of my prep time and my gasoline.

I work for the government now but in non-defense agency. No interview for the job, either! Yippee!

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Jackie Oh in Chesapeake, Virginia

11 months ago

Chem E from Seattle in Seattle, Washington said: Wow, that's extremely unprofessional of them. All of it. That's ridiculous.

Yes, indeed. I consider it a dodged bullet. Those hyenas who interviewed me made it very clear that they were not interested in hiring a woman, and so why they even wasted my time by calling me in is beyond me (except for that EEOC thing, I get that). I was so humiliated that I dropped out of the job market for a long time.

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Tammy K in Fishers, Indiana

11 months ago

I had two interviews last week. One was a warehouse position, the other an office position. I KNEW I didn't get the warehouse position because the interview was 15 minutes. I walked out of there laughing because I knew and yep, I got that automated email this week telling me so. I had this happen like that before. So if your interview is really short, you didn't get it. On the other hand, the office job was almost an hour long, the interview itself went fairly well. He asked about my typing. Granted where I worked at for a long time didn't require any typing, I told him I didn't have much experience typing. Which now I feel I should have explained that better. I also told him I had made a mistake moving to Texas (which I still kick myself about). I know those two are negative during the interview. Everything else seemed fine. I sent my Thank You email to him on Monday (interview last Thursday), as he said they would know something sometime this week when interviews were done. It's now Friday and I don't know where to inquire again on the job or not?! It's a Law firm.

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Ashley A in Coamo, Puerto Rico

11 months ago

Hi! I just got interviewed today for a higher position were I currently work. I think it went well. She said it was more of an orientation than an interview. It was mostly an outlook on the tasks I'd be doing "if selected" as she put. She hardly asked me questions, but the one she most repeated was, "Are you up for the task, bacause it won't be easy". I immediatly said yes, that I was up for the challenge and experience. But when I left she said thank you for coming in and nothing else. Not good, right?

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Kiara in Kennesaw, Georgia

11 months ago

To all the people asking whether or not their interview went well - sadly there really is no way of knowing. I just got a job that, even though I was confident about, I questioned whether or not I would get it based on things people said in this conversation. Base on what people have said here, the interview process showed every "bad" sign and only a few of the good ones. In fact:

The first interview I had was a phone interview. It was short (about 20 mins) so I automatically thought that was a bad sign. Also, she couldn't give me a specific date as to when she would get back to me. So 2 "bad" signs already.

The second interview was an in-person interview with my soon to be direct supervisor. The interview lasted 20 mins (1st "bad" sign). She didn't ask me that many questions (2nd "bad" sign). When she was done she rushed me out of the office (3rd "bad" sign). She didn't give me a specific date as to when she would get back to me (starting to see a pattern?). AND sh let me know she was interviewing other candidates.

Well lo and behold, the next day I got an email from her asking if I could meet with her boss. I was surprised, especially after how the interview with her went. This last interview, though, was pretty long and had more of the "good" signs than "bad."

Two days after that, I get a call saying I got the job.

The point I'm trying to make is that every company and every individual is different. I'm sure some trends may emerge, but I would take them with a grain of salt And also, never give up hope. You never know what's going to happen.

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Ashley A in Coamo, Puerto Rico

11 months ago

Thanks Kiara! This was helpful. I'm a little more at ease. Congrats the job!

Kiara in Kennesaw, Georgia said: To all the people asking whether or not their interview went well - sadly there really is no way of knowing. I just got a job that, even though I was confident about, I questioned whether or not I would get it based on things people said in this conversation. Base on what people have said here, the interview process showed every "bad" sign and only a few of the good ones. In fact:

The first interview I had was a phone interview. It was short (about 20 mins) so I automatically thought that was a bad sign. Also, she couldn't give me a specific date as to when she would get back to me. So 2 "bad" signs already.

The second interview was an in-person interview with my soon to be direct supervisor. The interview lasted 20 mins (1st "bad" sign). She didn't ask me that many questions (2nd "bad" sign). When she was done she rushed me out of the office (3rd "bad" sign). She didn't give me a specific date as to when she would get back to me (starting to see a pattern?). AND sh let me know she was interviewing other candidates.

Well lo and behold, the next day I got an email from her asking if I could meet with her boss. I was surprised, especially after how the interview with her went. This last interview, though, was pretty long and had more of the "good" signs than "bad."

Two days after that, I get a call saying I got the job.

The point I'm trying to make is that every company and every individual is different. I'm sure some trends may emerge, but I would take them with a grain of salt And also, never give up hope. You never know what's going to happen.

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anon12345 in Tallahassee, Florida

11 months ago

Hi, so I had an interview experience that I thought went very well but I haven't heard back. Here's what happened: I applied to a company cold (I didn't know if they were hiring or not; I just went for it) and they responded to my email within the week saying they'd love for me to come in and interview the following week. I went in and the interview lasted about 45 minutes. The HR lady and I got along and she was impressed by my experience for an entry-level employee. She said she still had people to interview and would be in contact in the next week or so. I sent her a follow up a couple hours after the interview and she responded that evening asking me to come in the following morning for a second interview with some people in the PR dept. I was interviewed by two ladies, both went very well and we easily got along, then they told me I would be speaking with the President of the PR dept. and it wouldn't be longer than a couple min. I spoke with her for about 15 min, she said my answers were smart and was impressed by my resume and said that there was an open position in Creative that she thought I fit very well and said that when we were done she wanted to send me to creative then go back to PR. I went over to creative and met with a senior director and we hit it off and he was very impressed with my experience and it went very well. After 20-30 min he asked me to meet another senior director. That went extremely well and lasted about 20 min as well and he wanted me to meet another director but he was not in the office so I went back to the 1st SD and spoke for another five minutes or so. He walked me out and was telling me more about the company, position, and my role/ responsibilities and that he really liked my unique skills and experience and thought it would be a great fit. He said he'd be in contact very soon. I was then brought back to PR and spoke with another lady and that went very well, too. It was all looking and sounding promising.

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anon12345 in Tallahassee, Florida

11 months ago

The lady said they had been trying to contact the head HR lady (1st interview) but they couldn't get hold of her. I was escorted back to the front desk and the HR lady had left a message for me saying she had left the office for the day and she would be in contact soon. The whole thing was supposed to take about 30-45 min but lasted about 2.5 hrs. 4/6 people offered their business cards and I asked for the other two. I left and sent my follow ups a few hrs later. I received responses from the 1st SD in creative saying he would be in contact soon to move forward in the process and thanks me for coming in. One of the PR ladies responded with "[head HR lady] should be contacting you soon, thanks for coming in, etc.". A couple days later the SD in creative emailed me and said "I know you've been here twice already but I'd like you to meet another person, etc" and asked me to come in the next day. I went in and met a senior strategist (interviewed with him and the 1st SD at the same time) and we hit it off and he seemed impressed and happy with my responses. They then told me they wanted to "develop a position for my unique skills" instead of place me in the entry-level position. The 1st SD asked me to meet another person (whom I identified as the CEO from research) and we sat down for 10-15 min and he was happy with my answers, too. He was speaking actively ("you will be a good fit here; i think you'll do well here", etc) and walked me back to the 1st SD's office and told the 1st SD that I would get along well with [some client of theirs] and that they need to get us in a room together. The CEO said it was nice meeting me and then the 1st SD walked me out. He said they just needed to sit down and figure out the exact role and responsibilities and cater it to my career path and that this is a good match and that he wants to move forward quickly. He said it was great seeing me again and thanked me for coming in again and said we will be in touch in a few days.

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anon12345 in Tallahassee, Florida

11 months ago

I sent my follow ups a few hours later and the senior strategist got back to me the next day and said that the SD would be in touch with me very soon. (This was on a Tuesday). I didn't hear anything Thursday or Friday, so I sent a follow up on Friday. The SD responded on Monday and said to expect to hear from the team that week. I didn't hear from them. On Monday I sent a checking in email ("as I did not hear from the team by the end of the week I want to check in and see how the process is coming along...", etc.). I haven't heard back.
All of my interviews lasted longer than the allotted time, happened within 6 days, and I met a total of 9 people, all senior level, and it seemed I clicked and meshed with every one of them. I fit the open position then they wanted to make a position for me and they seemed so on board like they were ready for me to be in the office. WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD BACK?

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anon9481 in ny, New York

11 months ago

i graduated in january and am desperately trying to escape from working in retail. i had an interview for an entry level assistant position.

-i got a response to come in for an interview one hour after i applied
-my interviewer is the only one who has a say in who gets to go on to the next step
-the office is extremely small (less than 10 employees)
-i brought examples to prove i had one of the skills in the job posting and she was impressed
-she said she believes in me, i deserve a chance, and it was a great interview
-she asked me to elaborate on answers and seemed interested in getting to know more about me
-she asked me to write down my salary requirement
-i did not even ask what the next steps were and she told me exact dates for the next steps and that i need to have a second interview with the ceo of the company after successfully completing the trial work
-i sent her a thank you email and she responded and said she will be in touch in with me

during the interview she said she would contact me before september 30th and the trial work begins on october 1st. she has not been in touch with me yet. would it be annoying for me to contact her first if she doesn't say anything before then?

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NorthOfTheD in Troy, Michigan

11 months ago

anon, no disrespect intended here, but.....

RELAX ..lol

You are in a very good position here. Thanks to the complexity of red tape and departmental communication (yes this is present even in very small organizations), proceeding with the act of hiring an individual takes a great deal of time. Enough time to often bring some frustration out of the interviewee.

Personally, I'd hesitate to risk raising any ruckus before September 30th. You've made it clear that you are very interested in the job, and they've made it clear they are interested in hiring you. Let the rest play out how it will. You don't want to come across as desperate or overly anxious at this point.

Based on everything you described, I'd wager you have a great shot of receiving a job offer in the next 1-2 weeks. But don't be surprised if it takes them longer than September 30 to make a "decision" about all this.

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anon9481 in ny, New York

11 months ago

my interview was on the 12th. i wasn't planning on contacting her before the 30th.

it's hard for me to relax because my current job has the worst work environment i have ever been in.

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CopB8 in Los Angeles, California

11 months ago

Grant013 in Astoria, New York said: I agree. In a big city like New York HR people are a dime a dozen. HR is such a hated occupation a lot of people on a certain professional level, that is in some circles, are kind of embarrassed to say they work in HR or their spouse does. HR attracts people with no real soft or hard skills. People with useless degrees like English, Philosophy, and some others like Sociology often go into HR. HR are basically bureaucratic paper pushing robots who are paid to always side with the corporation. They lack objectivity and a sense of personal responsibility, as well as basic character. Their knowledge consists of organizational psychology, some labor and benefit laws and maybe a miniscule level of corporate law ? Please...

I agree. That's why they now have re-branded themselves as "Talent Acquisition" or "Human Capital" specialists. The impression I've observed with HR people working at the same company for 10+ years is they think they are to make the final hiring decision (and not the actual hiring manager), also the 20-somethings HR reps only seem to serious consider people closer to their age.

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

11 months ago

CopB8 in Los Angeles, California said: I agree. That's why they now have re-branded themselves as "Talent Acquisition" or "Human Capital" specialists. The impression I've observed with HR people working at the same company for 10+ years is they think they are to make the final hiring decision (and not the actual hiring manager), also the 20-somethings HR reps only seem to serious consider people closer to their age.

Talent Acquisition? Love it. Makes me want to bring my tap dancing shoes to my next interview in case Howard Stern and Howie Mandel are there.

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CopB8 in Los Angeles, California

11 months ago

Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Talent Acquisition? Love it. Makes me want to bring my tap dancing shoes to my next interview in case Howard Stern and Howie Mandel are there.

Heh, heh. And every time I hear "Human Capital" I think of someone in a business suit sitting on a horse, herding we engineers in some pastor.

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EndlessJoy in Atlanta, Georgia

11 months ago

When they say - "Thanks for coming in. We'll let you know either way."

Or - "Thanks so much for coming in. We're not looking to fill the position any time soon."

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Daniel.Kulkarni in Miami, Florida

10 months ago

You can't even get a job bagging groceries in this job market without experience/a connection.

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Wanda in Ottawa, Ontario

10 months ago

Daniel.Kulkarni in Miami, Florida said: You can't even get a job bagging groceries in this job market without experience/a connection.

Here in Ontario it's about the education. I started working right out of high school..a
lot of experience but no college or university.

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nevian in Rockford, Illinois

10 months ago

Trecia Flowers-Dyson in Chicago, Illinois said: This true! I just interviewed last week with 3 people. HR the Hiring Manager and the Controller . Both the HR and Hiring Manager I had a good feel for, but the Controller just looked at me crazy through the whole interview. She made odd ball remarks to me about things I did in the past that was not relevant now. I knew I wasn't getting an offer. I sent my thank you emails and surprisingly I received and email back from the HR person who initially contacted me requesting me to come back in for second interview. As I went back for the second interview with the Controller again, I felt even more pressure, and received even more crazy looks to my responses. Towards the end or interview, I asked did she have any concerns about my background? She said no comment, and we are interviewing other candidates. That was my que that I wasn't getting offered a job.

That controller seems like a real moron. From the sound of it, it doesn't sound like that great of a job anyway.

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Rooper321 in Cheshire, United Kingdom

10 months ago

I had an interview yesterday, I'm unsure whether it went good or bad. I was literally in there for about 10 minutes even though she said they were quite busy so I assumed that was why. The good thing was that she said two other people hadn't turned up so I might have more of a chance haha. The only thing that I find bad is that she didn't say anything like 'we'll get in touch soon' or 'you'll hear back from us within a week' or whatever. So I have no idea how long I'm going to have to wait to hear back.

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TracieSparkles in New York

10 months ago

When they ask illegal questions for example: How many kids do you have?

I was asked this on 2 separate occasions. I have open availability so no need to ask me about my kids. That's none of their business. They pretty much don't care if they are asking inappropriate questions or veering off into unprofessional conversation. Like this one interviewer did, telling me about his daughter and her life. Dude, I don't care about that. In the end, didn't get the job.

I did however, report this "interviewer" after I was rejected. His question about my kids and personal convo about his child..was unprofessional.

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Bob C in New York, New York

10 months ago

4 Interviews (HR, hiring manager, director and VP). They all went really well and I was able to connect with each person. In fact, the VP informed me the hiring manager was really impressed with me. The call with the VP took place this past Friday. I sent her a thank you note and sent hr a next steps email. I sent the next steps email to HR on Monday. I have not heard back since. Thoughts??

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John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland

10 months ago

Bob C in New York, New York said: 4 Interviews (HR, hiring manager, director and VP). They all went really well and I was able to connect with each person. In fact, the VP informed me the hiring manager was really impressed with me. The call with the VP took place this past Friday. I sent her a thank you note and sent hr a next steps email. I sent the next steps email to HR on Monday. I have not heard back since. Thoughts??

Keep applying to other jobs. Anything else would be speculation and/ or attempting to read minds....

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

10 months ago

Bob C in New York, New York said: 4 Interviews (HR, hiring manager, director and VP). They all went really well and I was able to connect with each person. In fact, the VP informed me the hiring manager was really impressed with me. The call with the VP took place this past Friday. I sent her a thank you note and sent hr a next steps email. I sent the next steps email to HR on Monday. I have not heard back since. Thoughts??

Its an old story. Keep applying. You either have a paycheck or you don't.

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Anonymous in Memphis, Tennessee

10 months ago

This interviewer asked if I was guessing on a technical question. That means you won't get an offer because he already thinks your stupid.

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Tamika3434 in Brooklyn, Maryland

7 months ago

Is it really that awful to call the interviewer after a couple days if you havent heard anything back yet?

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Jury 14 in Hartford, Connecticut

7 months ago

Tamika3434 in Brooklyn, Maryland said: Is it really that awful to call the interviewer after a couple days if you havent heard anything back yet?

Yes, makes you sound desperate. You should always be applying to more jobs, anyway, so you're not hung up on that one job. When you put all of your eggs in one basket, it's when you start to get hyperfocused on that ONE opportunity. You don't want to seem desperate, stalkerish, weird, or blow your chances because you were being way too obsessed.

I saw one of the HR managers emails in which they were bashing an applicant that kept calling, kept emailing them and was demanding to speak with someone after their interview because he had heard nothing back and "thought" they were going to offer him a job. They were LAUGHING at the poor sap. Don't be that person. Please.

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

7 months ago

Tamika3434 in Brooklyn, Maryland said: Is it really that awful to call the interviewer after a couple days if you havent heard anything back yet?

You are going to get:

1. Voicemail.
2. They are still interviewing other candidates.
3. The boss is on vacation.

No company is going to tell you that you didn't get the job over the phone.

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Holding in Kenosha, Wisconsin

7 months ago

I knew my last interview was heading south when one of the four interviewers asked me a very odd question. " what am I doing now to improve myself?" I thought "uh-oh" I knew I was doomed. So I laughed and said something silly like "just trying to fight off gravity." They were not amused. They also seemed annoyed with a few questions that I asked about the job. Sometimes you just know they hate you. The rejection email came an embarrassing two days later.

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

7 months ago

Holding in Kenosha, Wisconsin said: I knew my last interview was heading south when one of the four interviewers asked me a very odd question. " what am I doing now to improve myself?" I thought "uh-oh" I knew I was doomed. So I laughed and said something silly like "just trying to fight off gravity." They were not amused. They also seemed annoyed with a few questions that I asked about the job. Sometimes you just know they hate you. The rejection email came an embarrassing two days later.

I had one interview where I knew I was doomed from the start. The minute that I walked in I could see the look of disappointment on their faces. I think it was because of my age.

They said, "Don't you think you are overqualified for this job?" I replied, "In what areas would you like to see me less qualified?" The look on their faces was priceless. I didn't get the job. LOL!

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xboxer in http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/

7 months ago

Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada said: You are going to get:

1. Voicemail.
2. They are still interviewing other candidates.
3. The boss is on vacation.

No company is going to tell you that you didn't get the job over the phone.

I actually received an email from a manager telling me just that.
I had a phone interview with him about a month ago.

He sent me an email telling exactly why I wasn't getting the job, but he said he would keep me in mind if things changed. Since he told me why I wasn't being chosen at this time, I believed him on this. Perhaps he was thinking if the person he hired didn't "work out", he would have some back up.

I had replied to him to thank him for responding. Since he is both a manager and one of the workers, he probably has had employers go cold on him before and knows what it's like.

I found this very unusual. I'd say it's only the second time I've had it done, but it's nice to have found out why and also having him tell me that he thought I was a good choice except for the one credentialing.

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Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

7 months ago

[QUOTE who="xboxer in client00.chat.mibbit.com/"]I actually received an email from a manager telling me just that.
I had a phone interview with him about a month ago.

He sent me an email telling exactly why I wasn't getting the job, but he said he would keep me in mind if things changed. Since he told me why I wasn't being chosen at this time, I believed him on this. Perhaps he was thinking if the person he hired didn't "work out", he would have some back up.

I had replied to him to thank him for responding. Since he is both a manager and one of the workers, he probably has had employers go cold on him before and knows what it's like.

I found this very unusual. I'd say it's only the second time I've had it done, but it's nice to have found out why and also having him tell me that he thought I was a good choice except for the one credentialing.

You know how I got my last job? I was their second choice. Their first choice accepted another (probably higher) offer elsewhere. They called me 10 minutes later. It happens more than you think.

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Thaimaster in Miami, Florida

7 months ago

sighing in southern, New Jersey said:

When they just seem disinterested/like they are just going through the motions.

This seems like EVERY job interview now.

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