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At this point, conversation can go a number of ways. The employer may indicate that a decision has been made and all candidates who were not selected will be receiving a letter in mail. If this is response you receive, it is your cue that you were not hired. Had you been, you would have received a phone call from employer by now.
Thank them for their times, ask them to keep you in mind for any future vacancies and get off line. Donít burn any bridges. It could be that there was simply a better qualified candidate for that particular position, but they might consider you for a different, future position.
On other hand, employer may state that they are still reviewing resume, conducting interviews, etc, etc. This type of response could mean a couple of different things. It could mean that they really have made a decision and person just doesnít feel comfortable telling you on phone that you werenít selected or it could simply be taken at face value.
Perhaps something came up and their initial timeline has been forced to be extended somewhat. In either case, always remain polite and thank them for their time. After you end call, make a note of date on your planner and set a tickler to remind yourself to call back in a week if you still havenít heard anything. Call back once a week, every week until a decision is made. Once a week is persistent; a trait which is to be admired. Once a day is pesky; a trait that should be avoided at all costs.
While it can be difficult to wait around after interview, most important two things that you should do is not blow opportunity by annoying employer with numerous pesky phone calls and by all means do not show up announced at their office door asking if they have arrived at a decision. Finally, make sure that you donít pin all your hopes on one job. Yes, it may have been your first choice and your ideal dream job; however; this is probably also true for someone else as well. Use time while you are waiting to hear back from employer to line up your ĎBí plan. Continue job searching, scheduling interviews and most importantly, reminding yourself that you can do this.
Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.