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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 2:39pm

Sometimes after a job interview you know you have the job. Sometimes it's gone so well that you have no doubt. Because you have done this before, and everytime you got that feeling, you got the job. And this time your whole life would change if you get the job. 

But it's taken too long. I'm in a line of work where employers never bother telling you you didn't get the job. I'm losing hope. At the same time I'm very confident about my worth, and it makes no sense at all. I've started medicating myself to get through this.

Wish me luck, in the remaining hours of the day.

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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 12:44am

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm a professor. Typically the hiring process has a time table like this: it takes three weeks to interview the three finalists, and in the fourth week the job offer goes out to the top finalist. The top person has two weeks to accept or reject the offer. Then it goes to the runner-up. The people who don't get an offer don't get a rejection letter. They just get silence. I've been getting silence from a position for two weeks. The other position ought to be making an offer this week, and it's getting late in the week.

So things aren't looking good.

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 9:31pm

Aw, I was hoping that you would get one of those jobs - didn't you interview for more than one?

I was watching bc I applied for a truly exciting position with lots of potential at the same time. Interview was Jan30th. Everyone at work keeps asking me if I've heard...I told 2 ppl and it went around the entire office. That kind of adds to the misery, LOL. They keep thinking I have a chance but it is standard protocol to ask for references right away if someone is in the running for the position (top 1-3 interviewed) but it is also standard protocol to advise in writing the successful candidate as soon as the position is filled. So hmmm. It is a higher level security position so I hold a glimmer of hope that maybe they don't need to ask for references bc they'll have to do a full background.

Or maybe I am just deluding myself. I walked out of there with that "feeling" you speak of. I had that same feeling after the interview for my present position...but that was in Aug/11 and I just got the call Sept/12! I'm kid you NOT!

So you just never know. Funny things happen with numbers on a budget screen...oh maybe we should wait until next quarter just to make things look better...with the job market the way it is our preferred candidate will probably still be available!

Ugh :(

Hugs,

Dee

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 2:56pm

I hope your gut feeling is wrong.  I think companies think about things a lot longer than they use to.  Paws crossed it comes through.

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