WAITING TO HEAR BACK AFTER A JOB INTERVIEW

The Waiting Game – Now That the Interview Is Over

After the Job Interview: Keep Looking and Keep Interviewing!
When an offer seems within reach, taking a break from the hard work of job hunting is a natural reaction…[Read more ]

After the Job Interview: What Is Taking SO Long?
Job seekers always seem to assume that the process works perfectly and smoothly on the employer’s side. But, speaking as someone who has been on the “other side” of the process, that assumption is often totally wrong. The reason you haven’t heard from them could have nothing to do with you, or it could have everything to do with you. …[Read more ]

How To Tell If a Job Interview Went Well
Short answer: You get the job. …[Read more ]

After the Interview, What Is Taking SO Long?
The recruiter/HR person/hiring manager said they’d make a decision before the end of last week.  Or by the middle of last week.  Or before the end of last month.  And, the deadline is long past – maybe days, maybe months.  But, you haven’t heard from them.  Yet.  And, you may not hear from them.  Or you may hear from them today.  [Read more ]

After the Job Interview: Why Haven’t They Called Me Yet?
I had an interview last Tuesday (18th) that I thought went really well….[Read more ]

Stuck in the Waiting Game After 2nd Interview
I went to the 2nd interview of a large high-tech company and I wrote thank you note and follow-up letters after the interview to all the interviewer, but I did not hear anything from them over the past month….[Read more ]

Can Weekly Follow-up Calls and Emails Help Get You the Job?
Short answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! …[Read more ]

How Often Should I Call an Employer After My Interview?  
What you need to know about post-interview follow-ups: Here’s a quick summary of salient points I hope will help ease at least some of the waiting pain. [Read more ]

What the Heck Goes On Behind the Scenes After a Job Interview??
You know the drill. You get the interview. You ace the interview. You head home dreaming of the offer for the new job you’re pretty sure you just landed. And then…you wait. And you wait. …[Read more ]

Still Waiting to Hear Back After a Phone Interview
I’m waiting patiently after a good telephone interview with an internal recruiter. At the end of the interview, I was told I would get a call from the hiring manager if I get a second interview. That was a week ago. …[Read more ]

Dealing with the Pain of Waiting

After the Interview: 4 (or 5) Things to Do While You Wait
Take your mind off the outcome, after you’ve sent the appropriate follow-up notes, and get busy.  Here are 4 (or 5) very productive things to do while you wait to hear back…  [Read more ]

I Got the Post-Interview Temporary OCD Blues
I’m not exactly sure how it happens, but otherwise delightful and totally rational people become stark raving loony-tunes nuts crazy leading up to and more importantly after an interview. …[Read more ]

12 Ways to Stay Sane After a Job Interview 
I get so many e-mails and comments from people suffering through the agony of waiting waiting and then waiting some more after their job interviews, I thought it was worth posting again. …[Read more ]

Job Interview Limbo: Did I Get the Job?
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. …[Read more ]

Job Interview: Stuck Waiting. Should I Give Up?
My last direct communication with anyone from the hiring company was 6 + weeks ago. I am very confused and would welcome your perspective. …[Read more ]

More Job Interview Q&A

5 Steps to Recovery After a Bad Job Interview   
Recovery may be possible because you might not have been as bad as you thought you were, and/or, perhaps, no one else was better. Here’s how… …[Read more ]

What Does It Mean If a Job You Interviewed for Is Checking Your References?  
Does it mean you got the job? Not necessarily. Does it mean you are the only one they are considering? No. Although you might be. Does it mean they are close to making an offer? Maybe.[Read more ]

How to Ask for Feedback from a Job You Didn’t Get
I just got a comment from Jenny asking how she can get job interview feedback about a couple of job interviews she felt went really well. …[Read more ]

I Messed Up My Job Interview – What Can I Do?
Boy oh boy. I think I really messed up an interview for a job I really wanted yesterday and was wondering what I could do to try and salvage my chances of getting that job. …[Read more ]

They Re-Posted the Job. Should I Kiss It Good-Bye?
In many cases the answer is a resounding “yes”.  If they re-post the job, odds are it’s time to kiss it good-bye! But there are also exceptions …[Read more ]