need opinions

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-1999
need opinions
Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:23pm

Hi all,

Long story short I am miserable at my job (of 9 years) and have been interviewing for the first time in a long time.

i had a great interview with the HR recruiter and what I would classify as good interview with the hiring manager last Tuesday.

They were both very vague on next steps and i hadn't heard anything in over a week, so this AM I sent the recruiter an email. 

I don't know if it was intentional or not, but she forwarded the email chain between her and the hiring manager, which instructed the HR person to say " we are still interviewing and have not yet made any decisions."

Is there anything I should read into this response and the fact she forwarded me the response?  I assume that means I still under consideration, right??  I am sure I am just being over analytical, but like I said, it has been a long time since I've been job hunting.

Also, how long do I wait for the next follow-up?

Any advice would be appreciated.  








iVillage Member
Registered: 09-16-2002
In reply to: cat2167
Thu, 07-24-2014 - 2:08pm

The process of looking for a new job is usually a very slow process.  Is this the only job you have interviewed for, if so, why put all your eggs into one basket?  I think you should not read anything into the email from HR, until they tell you yes or no in no uncertain terms.  Keep on taking the necessary steps to keep your job search going, don't sit and wait for them to get back to you.  Wouldn't you prefer to have many options to choose from instead of waiting for something that may or may not come to fruition?  Good luck!

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

.  -Albert Einstein

Community Leader
Registered: 01-03-2004
In reply to: cat2167
Sat, 07-26-2014 - 5:22am

Their reply is pretty standard from my experience both as a job seeker and a hiring manager. It simply means they are still looking. You may or may not be a hot choice but they don't want to tip their hand either way. 

You would be wise to keep looking and not expect them to hire you. It's easier that way you won't care if you're getting interviews for other positions.

Every interview is a chance to practice. It's also good to remember the interview is as much for you, the job seeker, as it is for the employer. It's your opportunity to look them over as much as they get a bead on you. So keep looking. 

My standard advice to all job seekers is "take the interview." Even if you don't really think you want the job, go to the interview. It's a great opportunity to practice your interview technique and truly be yourself. Every time I've taken that attitude in a job hunt I get more offers than not. It's a great place to be. Good luck.