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Manbird

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:35pm

 AliGator wrote:
Since we're talking about jobs and such, how long should one wait before deciding that the company's not interested in what you have to offer? I had to apply via CareerBuilder, and was told that they'd only be in touch if they were interested. It's been almost a month. Sigh.
 
You wait about 15 seconds after they said they would be in touch if they were interested. When a company says this, you go, "hmmm".


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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:33pm

 AliGator wrote:
Since we're talking about jobs and such, how long should one wait before deciding that the company's not interested in what you have to offer? I had to apply via CareerBuilder, and was told that they'd only be in touch if they were interested. It's been almost a month. Sigh.

 
It's like shooting an arrow at the moon, isn't it?

I applied for a job that I was absolutely perfect for, at some job website, and I never heard a word.

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:30pm

Since we're talking about jobs and such, how long should one wait before deciding that the company's not interested in what you have to offer? I had to apply via CareerBuilder, and was told that they'd only be in touch if they were interested. It's been almost a month. Sigh.
MayBaby

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:29pm

Islander? You sound just like my partner and you're both right.

Pester them, Phin. I'm nearly ready to get my own thing going again because I hate pestering and my story is a little different than yours. My partner, whom I admire so much, tells me to pester them, too.
I have. A little. I should do more. She's told me stories of people that showed her company so much persistence, they hired them even though they didn't think they'd be qualified.

islander

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:27pm

 Beaker wrote:

That sucks.  Consider it an omen to how they actually treat the staff their.  If you hired on, perhaps you would soon discover you were better off not in their employ.  Decent firms / HR departments don't treat their applicants in this fashion.
 
Or, they are just busy. They are hiring, which indicates more work than staff available at the time. Yes it's bad form, but a bit of understanding instead of jumping to a conclusion might get a job filled, then they will have time to call all the other applicants back.
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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:24pm

 BillJ wrote:


Maybe you should go in and see your interviewer  

I was gonna say something, but then I noticed your avatar. Never mind.

 
ya goofologist...

BillJ

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:23pm

 phineas wrote:

Yeah, I'm always torn about that — there's a fine line between coming across as interested and being considered a pain in the ass. FWIW, I've bird-dogged this position since before Christmas and have emailed and phoned the person regularly over that time, first to get the interview and then as follow-up.

And I do understand that it's not easy to tell someone bad news, but to that I say "Then don't interview people"...
 

Maybe you should go in and see your interviewer  

I was gonna say something, but then I noticed your avatar. Never mind.
islander

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:23pm

 phineas wrote:

Yeah, I'm always torn about that — there's a fine line between coming across as interested and being considered a pain in the ass. FWIW, I've bird-dogged this position since before Christmas and have emailed and phoned the person regularly over that time, first to get the interview and then as follow-up.

And I do understand that it's not easy to tell someone bad news, but to that I say "Then don't interview people"...
 
Agreed.

I've gotten a couple positions by just being persistant (nicely) with companies.  Actually, this job came about by me bugging the guy for ~4 months. Eventually he combined a couple of roles to make a slot for me. In retrospect, I don't know that it was the best path, but it's working out now.
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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:18pm

 islander wrote:

Call them back.  Some people can't deal with rejecting other people so they leave it quiet and hope it goes away. Other times they are just busy as hell and have 23 things to do and time for 18, this is why they are hiring.  Call back, pester, leave messages. Until they tell you to bugger off, I'd keep it up. It shows persistance and that you are still interested.

 
Yeah, I'm always torn about that — there's a fine line between coming across as interested and being considered a pain in the ass. FWIW, I've bird-dogged this position since before Christmas and have emailed and phoned the person regularly over that time, first to get the interview and then as follow-up.

And I do understand that it's not easy to tell someone bad news, but to that I say "Then don't interview people"...

islander

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:15pm

 phineas wrote:
I interviewed for a job on a Friday. They said they'd decide by the end of the next week. Late the next Friday afternoon I emailed the interviewer to touch base. Was told they'd know "in a day or two". Another week went by; heard nothing. Half-way through another week and still not a peep from the interviewer.

With all the time having passed, it seems likely I didn't get it but I've gotta say "wtf" to the deafening silence. Really bad form, really unprofessional, really disappointing to be left hanging.
 
Call them back.  Some people can't deal with rejecting other people so they leave it quiet and hope it goes away. Other times they are just busy as hell and have 23 things to do and time for 18, this is why they are hiring.  Call back, pester, leave messages. Until they tell you to bugger off, I'd keep it up. It shows persistance and that you are still interested.
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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:12pm

 winter wrote:

There's actually an X in the road where Kennedy was shot. Kinda morbid and creepy.

 

Needs to be there. A better memorial than that stupid flame, anyway. This was real, it happened, and people need to know where and when, at least, if not exactly who or why.
Coaxial

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:11pm

 phineas wrote:
I interviewed for a job on a Friday. They said they'd decide by the end of the next week. Late the next Friday afternoon I emailed the interviewer to touch base. Was told they'd know "in a day or two". Another week went by; heard nothing. Half-way through another week and still not a peep from the interviewer.

With all the time having passed, it seems likely I didn't get it but I've gotta say "wtf" to the deafening silence. Really bad form, really unprofessional, really disappointing to be left hanging.

 
Yeah that is tortuous.  Good luck though.{#Cheers}

MayBaby

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:10pm

 phineas wrote:
I interviewed for a job on a Friday. They said they'd decide by the end of the next week. Late the next Friday afternoon I emailed the interviewer to touch base. Was told they'd know "in a day or two". Another week went by; heard nothing. Half-way through another week and still not a peep from the interviewer.

With all the time having passed, it seems likely I didn't get it but I've gotta say "wtf" to the deafening silence. Really bad form, really unprofessional, really disappointing to be left hanging.

 
{#Hug}  yea : /

phineas

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 - 1:08pm

I interviewed for a job on a Friday. They said they'd decide by the end of the next week. Late the next Friday afternoon I emailed the interviewer to touch base. Was told they'd know "in a day or two". Another week went by; heard nothing. Half-way through another week and still not a peep from the interviewer.

With all the time having passed, it seems likely I didn't get it but I've gotta say "wtf" to the deafening silence. Really bad form, really unprofessional, really disappointing to be left hanging.
winter

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Posted: Feb 23, 2009 - 3:52am

 Beaker wrote:

I saw a bunch of pics from a friend's visit to Deeley Plaza a few days ago.  Seems the local street folk there make a good buck helpfully (cough) guiding the touristas about.
 
There's actually an X in the road where Kennedy was shot. Kinda morbid and creepy.
phineas

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Posted: Feb 22, 2009 - 10:52pm

 bokey wrote:
I was doing some online shopping and couldn't help but wonder how often they actually sell used cereal.
    Maybe in the gardening section .
   
 
Maybe it's been "gently used"...

phineas

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Posted: Feb 22, 2009 - 10:52pm

TV shows like Hell's Kitchen and people like Gordon Ramsey. I suppose the position of Professional Pottymouthed Asshole pays well....


Coaxial

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Posted: Jan 18, 2009 - 1:49pm

I saw a Texas license plate with the prefix JFK Friday.
cookinlover

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Posted: Jan 10, 2009 - 10:30pm

Things that make you go Hmmmm.....

Happens every time I see Bokey`s name in the R.A.F.T. {#Think}
bokey

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Posted: Jan 10, 2009 - 12:19pm

I was doing some online shopping and couldn't help but wonder how often they actually sell used cereal.
    Maybe in the gardening section .
   

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