December 06, 2004

All is Silent from Miami

Since I involved you all in my job interview, I thought I'd let you know the news. There is no news. Well, besides Generalissimo Francisco Franco still being dead (the early SNLs were really the best, weren't they?). I have heard nothing from Miami. My wife thinks I should give them a ring to see what's going on. My view is more of a having heard nothing, I assume I did not get the job, view. Why bother confirming past that? I think I will just let it lie, for now.

Posted by Random Penseur at December 6, 2004 09:04 AM

i don't know...i think you call maybe wed?

Posted by: standing naked at December 6, 2004 10:06 AM

I don't know... I had my first phone nterview with the school I work at in February of 2003, and didn't hear a word until April, when I was asked to drive outI had 9 interviews, and taught 3 classes. You just never know.

Posted by: Mandalei at December 6, 2004 10:10 AM

Please call. Not only does it show you are enthusiastic about the job, but it's possible that other things are going on you don't know about.

When I faxed over my application for the dream job I have now, I didn't get a reply for a *MONTH*! When the business owner finally called me, I laughed at him when he identified himself.

He was startled until I explained I'd written him off. He told me he'd been in South America and had come back to an office with over 400 faxed applications for this job.

I told him I'd simpply assumed he was a flake. (I'm very upfront, as you can see. LOL!) He laughed at me and we scheduled an interview for the next day. I wow'd him and got the job.

So, for all you know, there might be all kinds of other reasons why you haven't been contacted.

I have also landed other jobs just because I called back and bugged them after the interview. I interviewed once for a job I wanted very much, my first sales rep position for a national company.

They did not call me back. I was frantic. Finally, I just called the guy after about 4 days and left a message on his voice mail (he was out) saying that I really wanted this job and I wasn't afraid to make that clear to him. That I would do an excellent job and there wasn't anyone else who could do it better. That if I didn't hear from him, I'd be calling back every day until I did because I REALLY WANTED THIS JOB!

He called me back later that day, obviously amused and appreciative of my determination and gave me the position. He later said that they wanted "Go-Getters". They WANT someone who really wants the job. Who won't hesitate being aggressive about it. Who will call and call to get what they want.

So call, Random. What can it hurt? :-)

Posted by: Amber at December 6, 2004 11:41 AM

I'm of the "call to see" group for sure. The dream job I have took NINE MONTHS to be completely set up and rockin' and rollin'. (Of course, it involved hardware, set up, line installation, the woiks, and then I got married and moved, so this is why mine took so long to get rolling) but all along the way, I would send a "Don't you forget about meee" e-mails and calls. ;)

I have to know -- one way or the other. So *I* would call. LOL


Posted by: Margi at December 6, 2004 06:34 PM

Call. The worst is they say you missed out, in which case you can ask why and get some feedback. the best is they say they were just about to call you to say you've got the job. Either way it's far easier than rining a woman for a date.

Posted by: Simon at December 6, 2004 09:36 PM

I'm with everybody else on this -- and especially Amber.

You might think you'd sound too eager/desperate to ask for an update. But, you'll just as easily sound like you're waiting on them because you've got some other great offers in the wings and just waiting for you to say what's up.

There's no harm in checking back with them, though not checking back might be considered a sign of, either, unavailablity or indifference.

If you want the job, let 'em know. Things like that matter to employers!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 6, 2004 10:21 PM

Well, I took all of your advice and I called. The hiring guy was away for the week on business, or so his voicemail claimed, and I left a message telling him that I was still very interested in the position. I guess we'll just see.

Posted by: RP at December 7, 2004 07:06 AM

There oughtta be a law against HR personnel conducting interviews and then leaving town. SO NOT FAIR!

I'm still crossing everything that can be crossed, RP.

Please keep us posted. Kay?

Posted by: Margi at December 7, 2004 03:00 PM
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