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Saphellae 06-13-2008 12:17 PM

Yesterday's Interview
 
Ok, some of you might remember that I had a second job interview yesterday. It went great! I asked him when he will make his decision and he said that it would be by the end of the day today. OMIGOSH. I am so nervous!!! I have kept my cell phone on me throughout the apartment..

We got along really really well, which I think is a big plus (we have common ground which I was happy about). I asked him how many others he was interviewing for the second time and he said two others.. I'm not sure how my chances are as he said he couldn't disclose that, he had the second person that afternoon and the third this morning.

Ahhhh... this is nervewracking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ohmy:

miniman 06-13-2008 12:29 PM

Best wishes - hang on and be patient.

GB 06-13-2008 12:34 PM

My fingers are crossed. They would be crazy not to choose you.

Saphellae 06-13-2008 12:35 PM

:chicken:I'm eating my lunch and I feel sick... lol.. might be because I AM sick, but I think part of it is nervousness..

Saphellae 06-13-2008 07:02 PM

Well I haven't heard anything so I assume I didn't make it for the job. :(

babetoo 06-13-2008 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Saphellae (Post 626254)
Well I haven't heard anything so I assume I didn't make it for the job. :(



i am so sorry. maybe you will hear later today. we just never know what a person is thinking when we apply for a job.

babe:sad::sad:

Saphellae 06-13-2008 07:08 PM

It's already 7 pm here babe.. I don't think so :(

I would expect a common courtesy of a phone call if I didn't get it. After all, there were only 2 other people that made it for the final interview. How long does it take to make those two calls to the people that didn't make it?

Adillo303 06-13-2008 07:11 PM

Saphellae - "It aint over till it's over" - Casey Stengel

Never give up hope. If this one does not work out, that is because you are destined for something better. Just because they said they would decide today, dosen't mean they did, nd if they did, It dosen't mean the other candidate accepted.

I say again - "It aint over till it's over" - Casey Stengel

Fisher's Mom 06-13-2008 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Saphellae (Post 626264)
It's already 7 pm here babe.. I don't think so :(

I would expect a common courtesy of a phone call if I didn't get it. After all, there were only 2 other people that made it for the final interview. How long does it take to make those two calls to the people that didn't make it?

Not necessarily. Perhaps he needed to run his decision by someone else first and they weren't available. Or maybe the third candidate re-scheduled his interview. Or maybe the guy's wife went into labor. You never know but I agree with everyone else - he'd be crazy not to hire you!

Saphellae 06-13-2008 07:13 PM

Maybe I will just call him on Monday and see what is up.

Adillo, thank you for your kind words. It has been so hard to find a job in another city. Nobody wants to hear the word "relocate". No matter that we're going through a recession, either, and that I have been looking since February.

Saphellae 06-13-2008 07:14 PM

Thanks Fisher's Mom :) I thought about those things but put it down to wishful thinking.. we'll see! He did have to discuss his decision with the HR department at home office, and they are an hour behind us. I am praying that it was just that she was unavailable at the time...

Fisher's Mom 06-13-2008 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Saphellae (Post 626273)
Maybe I will just call him on Monday and see what is up.

It's a good idea to make follow-up contact. I have always had my kids follow up an interview with a phone call or email thanking them for their time, asking if they need any further information from you, and telling them you look forward to hearing from them. It lets the potential employer know you are professional and very interested in the position. Good Luck!

Saphellae 06-13-2008 07:25 PM

I agree with you wholeheartedly on that FM. I actually tried to make contact with him after the first interview but he called me first. lol

I would have thought from having two previous offers for being a financial advisor, I could definitely land a job being an assistant/partner to one.

I wonder if when he said he would make a decision tomorrow, he didn't mean he would be calling the candidates back.

Fisher's Mom 06-13-2008 07:27 PM

That could be. I don't know how things are there but here, after a decision has been made on a candidate, HR has to do a quick checking of references and job history before the offer is made. Perhaps that's the case there, too.

Saphellae 06-13-2008 07:29 PM

Well because it is for an investment company, they have all sorts of checks.. criminal, job history, etc...they want to know absolutely everything about you. I had to fill out 16 pages of information lol

I wonder .. I faxed the forms to the HR dept. but forgot to sign one of them, I did send it after faxing it but I wonder if they didn't get it.

Andy M. 06-13-2008 07:57 PM

I was a hiring manager for many years. I can tell you with confidence that a bazillion things can come up unexpectedly on a Friday afternoon that will delay a hiring phone call. There are lots of things that can be time critical that happen and it's often easy to let the new hire slip ove the weekend.

So relax and enjoy the weekend.

Maverick2272 06-13-2008 08:16 PM

I agree with Andy and FM, something probably came up, or he is waiting on call back from HR. Either way, give him a follow up call on Monday. Try not to think about it during the weekend so you can enjoy it.

LPBeier 06-16-2008 12:31 PM

I'm still praying for you Saph, let us know what happens. And don't give up hope.


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