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If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:18 pm

i.e., if someone from recruiting tells you at a callback that you'll hear back within X time, and you don't, should you call? E-mail? Recruiting specifically? Assume they're busy and give it a few extra days?

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:04 pm

Yes, I guess either way I should frame it more as a generic LOCI than "X said I'd hear by X," right?

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby ilovesf » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:18 pm

I had a CB with a place 3 weeks ago, they said they would let me know at the beginning of September. I e-mailed them today asking about the status of my application and said I enjoyed meeting them and hoped to hear from them soon. 5 minutes later I got an e-mail ding. So take that as you will.

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:56 pm

Well I can't imagine you were dinged for that reason, especially if they told you you should hear about now?

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:12 pm

Sorry -- bumping this one more time. The reason I'm worried is because the time frame I was given was short. So I don't want to seem pushy. But I suppose if I e-mail the person who suggested this, it would be fine?

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby ilovesf » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sorry -- bumping this one more time. The reason I'm worried is because the time frame I was given was short. So I don't want to seem pushy. But I suppose if I e-mail the person who suggested this, it would be fine?

Yes. If you haven't heard you're either (1) on a waitlist, or (2) your answer is in the mail.

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:42 pm

I dont think emailing will ever change your fate. If you haven't heard it's because you are waitlist or ding. That said it can't hurt.

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby northwood » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:26 pm

sounds like they gave you the cold shoulder.
it could be that they need more time, but most of the time, if they don't contact you within a certain period of time, you didnt get the job ( and they are waiting for someone to let them know if they accept or not before going to the next canidate)

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:08 pm

I have three anecdotal responses to this:

(1) One firm I hadn't heard back from for about 2.5 weeks post-callback. I e-mailed their recruitment person and got an offer the next day.

(2) Another firm I hadn't heard from for a week after an OCI interview but I had been invited o the "not-callback-yet" dinner. I e-mailed my interviewers. Crickets. Not a word from either them or the recruiting dep't for 2 more weeks now.

(3) I interviewed last week and the recruitment office told me that I should hear back within a week from them but that, if I hadn't, I should get in contact with them. I told them that I had an offer that will expire in two weeks and they said they would be sure to speed up the process.

So, from that, all I can say is that it depends, but in my experience, it hasn't hurt (I doubt that in situation 2 above, I would've heard from them by now anyway).

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Re: If a firm gives you a timeline at a callback...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have three anecdotal responses to this:

(1) One firm I hadn't heard back from for about 2.5 weeks post-callback. I e-mailed their recruitment person and got an offer the next day.

(2) Another firm I hadn't heard from for a week after an OCI interview but I had been invited o the "not-callback-yet" dinner. I e-mailed my interviewers. Crickets. Not a word from either them or the recruiting dep't for 2 more weeks now.

(3) I interviewed last week and the recruitment office told me that I should hear back within a week from them but that, if I hadn't, I should get in contact with them. I told them that I had an offer that will expire in two weeks and they said they would be sure to speed up the process.

So, from that, all I can say is that it depends, but in my experience, it hasn't hurt (I doubt that in situation 2 above, I would've heard from them by now anyway).


in situation #1, what did you write? i am in the same situation. did you actually meet the recruiter?




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