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25 August 2004 @ 12:40 pm
Another job type question  

What's the best way to poke at a company you interviewed at two weeks ago and haven't heard anything from in 13 days?

I'm thinking of writing back to the person who asked about my salary at POV and "just make sure they got my response."

Or would it be better to be more direct?

Given the lack of response so far though i've certainly moved my level of optimism down a few notches.
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Dieppe: Sore wa himitsu desu!dieppe on August 25th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC)
A pointed stick?

Hm. You could write back, or better yet, directly contact the person with the suggestion that perhaps a communication was lost and you they were waiting for your response?

Not good at this either, but I suspect that if you're more direct and they already decided to hire another candidate (or not hire you) then nothing is lost except you gain 1 experience point in being direct.

If you are direct and it's just something in "HR" (or whatever their equivalent is) and they are just waiting for paperwork to go through OR were waiting to call you for whatever reason.. then you get 1 experience point for being direct and possibly 1 brownie point for being someone who is direct and of course that's the kind of person they want to hire, right! :)

OR you have other offers from other companies to consider, and need to know where they still stand... which is, in some sense, true.. just don't overplay THIS card too much because some companies could say "Ah right, well go have fun!" :)

Bottom line is... it's not some sort of hard and fast company etiquette or rule, it'll all depend on the people you'll talk to. If you know the people there, better off talking to them instead of waiting. (Rent doesn't pay itself after all.) If you don't, then no love lost, right? :)

Good luck either way!

Kevinbellwethr on August 25th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
I'd definitely email them... something to the effect of:

"It was great to interview with you and discuss
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I'd definitely email them... something to the effect of:

"It was great to interview with you and discuss <insert some subject--the company? the product?>. I'm excited by the possibility of working with you. Do you have any feedback for me regarding the interview and my application?"

This puts the ball in their court but remains polite and enthusiastic.
Dieppedieppe on August 25th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
I like that one! :)
academicerrificmerchimerch on August 26th, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
yeah you need to effectively write a thank you note for the interview - that pretty much covers it
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 26th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
However i already wrote them a thank you note, either that afternoon or the next day *checks* ahhh, that afternoon. I sent the response to the salary inquiry the next day. So i'm hesitant to sound a little too repetitive.