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should I even bother to meet them again?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:38 am

I cold-emailed a very small firm and they scheduled a meeting with me and the "interview" lasted for more than an hour. The partner told me that he would tell me in a few days what they're up to. A few days later he told me that they decided to draft an ad and placed it on several popular websites. Then they will immediately invite me up for a "chat" again and decide the matters as quickly as possible.

I think the firm and its people are quite decent and sincere. However, my gut reaction is that if they like me enough they would have hired me straight away.

In a down economy, should I even bother to meet them again for that "chat"?

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Tanicius
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Re: should I even bother to meet them again?

Postby Tanicius » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:40 am

I don't think they would express continued interest in you if you they weren't actually interested. It costs them no loss in the recruiting pool to cut you loose at the outset.

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Re: should I even bother to meet them again?

Postby Rock-N-Roll » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:I cold-emailed a very small firm and they scheduled a meeting with me and the "interview" lasted for more than an hour. The partner told me that he would tell me in a few days what they're up to. A few days later he told me that they decided to draft an ad and placed it on several popular websites. Then they will immediately invite me up for a "chat" again and decide the matters as quickly as possible.

I think the firm and its people are quite decent and sincere. However, my gut reaction is that if they like me enough they would have hired me straight away.

In a down economy, should I even bother to meet them again for that "chat"?


Just from your story, it would seem that you are clearly still in the running for the job. Cheer up.

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Re: should I even bother to meet them again?

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:51 am

Indulge them.

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Re: should I even bother to meet them again?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:I cold-emailed a very small firm and they scheduled a meeting with me and the "interview" lasted for more than an hour. The partner told me that he would tell me in a few days what they're up to. A few days later he told me that they decided to draft an ad and placed it on several popular websites. Then they will immediately invite me up for a "chat" again and decide the matters as quickly as possible.

I think the firm and its people are quite decent and sincere. However, my gut reaction is that if they like me enough they would have hired me straight away.

In a down economy, should I even bother to meet them again for that "chat"?

ITE is precisely why you should. Some people/firms are strange.

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Re: should I even bother to meet them again?

Postby LoyalRebel » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:24 am

I'd say it looks like they probably want some other people in the firm to meet you before they make the final decision.

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Re: should I even bother to meet them again?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:06 pm

thanks - now I have some perspective.
but my gut reaction was really very negative.

especially since they need to put an ad.

However, the vibes I got were all rather positive.




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