What does this e-mail mean? Am I have a chance??

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unhappy and desperate in Oakland, California

15 months ago

I have a phone interview on 5/16 and then on-site 2nd interview the following week of 5/24. I met 9 people including VP and director in the division that I am applying for during my full day interview. I think my interview went well so after 2 weeks, I have asked sr. recruiter about the status update. The responses of the recruiter have been pretty good and quick before the on-site interview however, this time it took almost three weeks to get this e-mail response from the recruiter:

"Thank you for the call, and my apologies for the delay in feedback. The team has provided input regarding your interview and, while there are many positive aspects to your technical abilities, we’re not at a point where we’re ready to move forward with an offer. At this point we’re continuing to consider additional candidates for the role. We’d like to keep your candidacy in mind going forward, however we also realize that you may have other opportunities to decide on.

Please let me know your timeline for ultimately making a decision, and we can keep you in mind accordingly.

Thank you again for your interest, as well as your patience through this process."

Unfortunately, I did not ask the timeline of making a hiring decision (and also how many candidates they were going to interview) on the day of the on-site interview. I have sent 2nd e-mail of inquiry including the firm decision timeline, which I haven't gotten the response yet.

Reading a few postings in this board, it gave me an impression that my chance might not be that good. I would like to ask you what this e-mail mean. Is this mean "I did not get the job so move on?" or "they haven't actually made a hiring decision yet?"?

I know I should keep applying for jobs right now....

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Bluetea in Texas

15 months ago

unhappy and desperate in Oakland, California said: I have a phone interview on 5/16 and then on-site 2nd interview the following week of 5/24. I met 9 people including VP and director in the division that I am applying for during my full day interview. I think my interview went well so after 2 weeks, I have asked sr. recruiter about the status update. The responses of the recruiter have been pretty good and quick before the on-site interview however, this time it took almost three weeks to get this e-mail response from the recruiter:

"Thank you for the call, and my apologies for the delay in feedback. The team has provided input regarding your interview and, while there are many positive aspects to your technical abilities, we’re not at a point where we’re ready to move forward with an offer. At this point we’re continuing to consider additional candidates for the role. We’d like to keep your candidacy in mind going forward, however we also realize that you may have other opportunities to decide on.

Please let me know your timeline for ultimately making a decision, and we can keep you in mind accordingly.

Thank you again for your interest, as well as your patience through this process."

Unfortunately, I did not ask the timeline of making a hiring decision (and also how many candidates they were going to interview) on the day of the on-site interview. I have sent 2nd e-mail of inquiry including the firm decision timeline, which I haven't gotten the response yet.

Reading a few postings in this board, it gave me an impression that my chance might not be that good. I would like to ask you what this e-mail mean. Is this mean "I did not get the job so move on?" or "they haven't actually made a hiring decision yet?"?

I know I should keep applying for jobs right now....

They are not ready to make you an offer. Keep applying for other jobs.

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Elizabeth in North Chicago, Illinois

15 months ago

unhappy and desperate in Oakland, California said: ...it took almost three weeks to get this e-mail response from the recruiter:

"Thank you for the call, and my apologies for the delay in feedback. The team has provided input regarding your interview and, while there are many positive aspects to your technical abilities, we’re not at a point where we’re ready to move forward with an offer. At this point we’re continuing to consider additional candidates for the role. We’d like to keep your candidacy in mind going forward, however we also realize that you may have other opportunities to decide on.

Please let me know your timeline for ultimately making a decision, and we can keep you in mind accordingly.

Thank you again for your interest, as well as your patience through this process."

The fact it took 3 weeks the second time around should tell you something.

Basically, what this means is that they like you, however, they don't like you enough to make you an offer and hire you. So, they'd like to see who else is out there and try to find, what they feel, would be a better match for the job.

As Bluetea said, keep looking and applying.

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KA2 in Sydney, Australia

15 months ago

As their email says:
"we’re not at a point where we’re ready to move forward with an offer..."

So they want to search for others.

But they are also saying if you have another opportunity where you have a deadline, they would like to know about it.

So it caould be read a couple of different ways.

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