How to Ask When an Offer Decision Will Be Made?

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Hey guys, I had a second phone interview about 3 weeks ago and have not heard back from them yet regarding a decision. I did not ask the interviewer when I could hear back by, but he told me they would be in touch.

I do have his email and have been trying to type something out for the past 20 minutes but can't think of a way to word it.

Could you guys give me a little help?

Thanks!

Email Template for Asking for Offer Decision Timeline

First of all, it is important to wait an appropriate level of time before following up - 2 weeks after an interview is likely the appropriate amount of time. You can then shoot your interviewer or point person an email to check in to see when you can expect a response by. An example template can be found below.

Waymon3x6 - Investment Banking Analyst:

Hello Mr./Ms. xxx,

I hope this message finds you well. I was just wondering if you could give me a time frame of when you expect to make your decision by. I am still very interested and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
xxx

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Comments (11)

Apr 22, 2012

could u give me a time frame of when you expect to make a decision by? blah blah

Apr 23, 2012

Thanks for the reply, hows this sound

Hello Mr. xxx,

I hope this message finds you doing well. I was just wondering if you could give me a time frame of when you expect to make your decision by. I am still very interested and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
xxx

Apr 23, 2012
Waymon3x6:

Thanks for the reply, hows this sound

Hello Mr. xxx,

I hope this message finds you doing well.
xxx

lol, been a while since I heard that one

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Apr 23, 2012

There's been several times where I have done this (interviewed, sent thank you email, waited 2 weeks, sent this email asking when I should expect a decision), and I have been ignored.
I am not sure if this is because they:
1. rejected me already but don't feel the need to send me a quick email to let me know
2. don't know the time frame, and forgot to find out for me / email me back
3. don't have time to answer emails, but are planning to get back to me later
4. simply missed my email

Which of these is most likely, and what would you do in this case? This is also relevant for the OP because it will also be his situation if his "time frame" email doesn't get a response.

Apr 23, 2012

Doesn't really matter what the scenario is, just continue to be persistent until you get a concrete answer from someone.

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Apr 23, 2012

bump

Apr 23, 2012

they received them mid august i believe

Apr 23, 2012

Before their last day in August. To be clear, Macquarie is not an investment bank in the US, the correct term is Macquarie Capital Advisors (its a legal issue).

Apr 23, 2012
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