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Old 07-09-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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In your past experiences...if you did get the job how long after the interview did you hear back?

If you did not how long did you wait?

Just curious, I still have not heard and its been two days...I am antsy even though he said I would know by the end of the week.. But do they call the person immediately with good news that they are hired and let the losers wait...hmmm .. Its been a while for me with this whole interviewing and job search business!


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Old 07-09-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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I heard back within 2 days when offered a job. When I wasn't selected, I didn't hear anything. Except for the time when I received the rejection letter in the mail the day of the interview!! But that's another story.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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Both times that I got the job, I was told within a day or two. The other times, I never heard back from them...even after I sent a thank you letter.
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Boy, they must have known who they were hiring before you even interviewed. Sometimes interviewing seems like a waste of time.
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I heard the same day that I was offered each position.


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Old 07-09-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Don't worry if it's only been two days. I got the job I wanted and I would say it took about a week. The principal was having some shifting in staff, and had to wait and see if another class was approved, so he told me it might take a while to work out. I called in 5-6 days to follow up, and he told me I was at the top of the list. He called me back later in the day to offer me the job.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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The first time I was offered the job the next day.
The second time the principal called me almost as soon as I walked in the door from the interview.
The third time the principal called me that evening-about 2 hours after my interview.

I think it depends...for my interviews I was typically one of the last to be interviewed, so that could be why I received a call immediately. Do they have more people to interview? Typically it seems that they call pretty quickly as long as they are done interviewing.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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when I didn't get the job, they said they would make thier choice by the end of the week and let me know, and I never heard from them again!

When I did get offered a job (which was three) I heard either at the second interview or hours after the first interview.
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When I was offered my job, I heard the next day but had to wait about two weeks for HR to contact me to sign the contract and go over everything. Waiting is so hard!
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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Hmm... well, some jobs I waited only an hour, some jobs I waited almost a month, and the job I have now... I interviewed in FEb, and was offered the job in June.

Good luck! it really can vary, take it from me!


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Old 07-10-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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Boy, now I am hoping that "We'll let you know by the end of the week." isn't something they say if they are not going to hire you. I still think not contacting to let someone know if they did not get the job is lousy, too! All this waiting stinks!
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:27 AM
 
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I've been contacted in most interviews whether or not I've been hired. Waiting does stink, and I agree sometimes interviewing seems like a waste of time because I think they do know who they want to hire up front. Hang in there and good luck. I would call tomorrow if you don't hear from them today or early tomorrow morning.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Last summer I went on a job interview and hear back that night that I didn't get it. A week before school started I was offered the same job! They had enough students enroll over the summer to make another class!
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:26 AM
 
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I didn't hear back until about 3 weeks after my interview. At the time they were still interviewing other candidates.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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One time I interviewed on a Friday and they said they would let us know on Monday. So the weekend came and went. Monday turned to Tuesday then to Wednesday. By Thursday I was in tears but still holding out b/c 2 others that I knew interviewed had not heard anything yet either. Friday came and went---as I walked in the door after a stressful week at school my phone rang and I was offered the job. What bothers me is that they told us they would let us know one way or the other and as far as I know they never did call my 2 friends and let them know that they didn't get the jobs.
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