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 Post subject: Re: Job search
PostPosted: January 9 19, 7:16 am 
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Michael wrote:
I'd start with email, particularly after only one week. Here's a good article on how the format should work.

FWIW, they recommend following up after 2 weeks.

Good luck!


I googled it and found basically the same article from another source. I guess GRB isn’t the end of the internet.


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 Post subject: Re: Job search
PostPosted: January 9 19, 8:54 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Job search
PostPosted: January 15 19, 12:48 pm 
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I’m kinda in a similar situation though Ive already had two phone interviews so the next step would be an in-person. My last phone interview was two Friday’s ago and I was told by the guy (hiring manager who I would be reporting to) that i had a good background and would be a good fit. So basically the call was just to get a feel for my personality as we didn’t even discuss the actual role—but just shot the bull. The call went well so I thought for sure I’d be a shoe-in for an in-person.

Anyway—my question is, should I follow up? I haven’t heard back from him yet. Normally I would have written it off and moved on but it took them awhile to get back to me after the first interview so this almost seems standard.

Im not stressing either way because I’ve already got a great job with a great company and the only reason I applied for this position is because it’s in the entertainment industry. I’d be disappointed to not get it but I wouldn’t lose sleep over it.


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 Post subject: Re: Job search
PostPosted: January 15 19, 1:55 pm 
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go birds wrote:
I’m kinda in a similar situation though Ive already had two phone interviews so the next step would be an in-person. My last phone interview was two Friday’s ago and I was told by the guy (hiring manager who I would be reporting to) that i had a good background and would be a good fit. So basically the call was just to get a feel for my personality as we didn’t even discuss the actual role—but just shot the bull. The call went well so I thought for sure I’d be a shoe-in for an in-person.

Anyway—my question is, should I follow up? I haven’t heard back from him yet. Normally I would have written it off and moved on but it took them awhile to get back to me after the first interview so this almost seems standard.

Im not stressing either way because I’ve already got a great job with a great company and the only reason I applied for this position is because it’s in the entertainment industry. I’d be disappointed to not get it but I wouldn’t lose sleep over it.


Okay, something isn't right. You actually capitalized first words of sentences in that entire post. Who are you really and what have you done with the real go birds?


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 Post subject: Re: Job search
PostPosted: January 15 19, 3:59 pm 
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I work for St Louis County now, and while the pay isn't amazing, the jobs are solid. Apply, come work with me, so I'll have someone to talk baseball with.


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 Post subject: Re: Job search
PostPosted: January 18 19, 2:28 pm 
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Waited two weeks like everything suggested and sent a follow up email. Hopefully I’ll at least get a response that’s not an auto reply so I know the openings status.


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 Post subject: Re: Job search
PostPosted: January 19 19, 10:39 am 
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Diddy wrote:
Waited two weeks like everything suggested and sent a follow up email. Hopefully I’ll at least get a response that’s not an auto reply so I know the openings status.

Good luck. Some places seem to take a weirdly long time to reply, like they're sort of resentful at having to hire anyone. I'm one of the city's lists for a job, and they sent me a letter for an interview - which isn't for 3 weeks. Then, if they say yes, I'll have to do all the pre-employment tests and it'll be another two weeks for that. This position is open now, apparently, so I'm sorry for the people having to cover for this empty job for all this time.


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