One of the greatest pleasures I get is offering words of comfort to someone who just had a job interview and is waiting to find out whether they got the new job – or even if they’ll get another interview. They feel so helpless and there isn’t much more they can do at that point, especially if they’ve already written polite thank-you notes to the people with whom they met.
It makes me feel helpless too, since I have no magic powers to help them actually get the offer – or even to tell them what’s going to happen next. Many people have written or visited here looking for some words that might help even a little while they are caught in interview limbo. This October 2007 post has gotten almost thousands of views already and I get new questions on it all the time:
I like that this gives me a chance to address individual situations more directly, but even more cool to me is that people have started sharing their own experiences and thoughts to help others. I love my readers and all the really useful things they’ve added to the discussion.
If you are someone in interview limbo right now, we feel your pain. I wish you all the best of luck in getting the new job you really want.
In the meantime, maybe these will help a little:
Best of luck!
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Although I had to stop answering individual questions (to preserve my sanity), as always your thoughts and stories are VERY welcome here.