I applied for a great position in the Midwest (I'm trying to move back to the Midwest from Washington, D.C.). The job is a great job, but I've been doing the recruiting for the position via phone and email (I work in D.C.). I also thought I was maybe SLIGHTLY underqualified for the job (wanted someone with 5 years of CRE finance experience with a decent legal background. I've got 3 1/2 years with only a little legal background).
Basically, I applied for the job, got a call in late November and did a phone interview with the MD. MD set up a lunch interview with a local D.C. guy. It went VERY well. MD set up a joint phone interview with the president of the organization and a potential colleague that took place Friday, December 17. I'd say the interview went well, but not VERY well (like a solid B on the A-F scale). The day before this interview, my references were called and it was reported to me from my references that they gave me SICK references.
At the end of the phone interview, the president said, "If you have any additional questions, you can refer to [the managing director]. I suspect [the managing director] will be following up with you."
It's been almost 2 weeks and I've heard, well, dick from anyone. I don't know if it's the holiday season or what. But in all my recruiting experiences 1) if you get to the calling references part, it's almost a slam dunk but 2) if they want you, there won't be 2 weeks of radio silence. I'm totally confused. Any thoughts on this?