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Oct 6, 2014 - 2:48pm

A 6 day gap between contact isn't that big of a deal in normal circumstances. It is REALLY not a big deal when said company is currently in the process of moving their headquarters internationally, and the new head of your department has been on the job for a total of 9 days. I'm sure his focus is strictly on getting caught up and settled, and not with securing your position. I would strongly suggest not contacting him tomorrow, and wait at least another week. Be patient your situation isn't particularly worrisome and it sounds like both contacts with the company went really well. Good luck!

 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:47pm

When to follow up and who with? (Originally Posted: 11/01/2011)

Hi everyone,

I recently interviewed for a corporate treasury position at a large company out west. I was invited to interview 10 days ago with the director of finance and it went really well. He said I was the youngest and least experienced but was impressed by my resume and forwarded me onto the treasury director (future manager). I had a phone interview with the treasury director 6 days ago since he was in Toronto. The company is moving their headquarters from Toronto to San Diego and he was back there for the past week gathering all the information for the move. Everyone is being replaced except for the executive team. He was only with the company for 3 days when i interviewed. The treasury department consisted of 6 people in Toronto and now it'd be down to 2 (director and analyst). It was only supposed to be a short interview but went on for 45 minutes and felt that it was going really well. Now its the following Tuesday and I still haven't heard anything from the company.

Here are my questions:
1. Should I wait until tomorrow to call and see if they had made a decision?
2. Who should I call, the director of finance, the treasury director, or the executive assistant who first called me to set up the interviews?
3. Have I not heard anything because I'm pretty low on the priority list?

Thanks I'm just getting anxious because I haven't heard anything yet. I figured I'd at least get a rejection email if they decided to pass on me

 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:36pm

When to Follow Up (Lateral) (Originally Posted: 07/31/2014)

so I had a sort of informal interview where I met with the whole group, and was wondering how long people thought I should wait before I follow up with my contact. To brief a little, the process has been slow moving, not really going through HR and to add to it I have a deal with that group in a week or two so I'm trying to decide if I want to ask before or wait until it is all over

 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:39pm

When to follow up? - First round interview for a SA position at a MM/boutique (Originally Posted: 03/22/2012)

I had a first round interview for a SA position at a MM/boutique bank last month. It went well and the interviewer told me that they would contact me next month. It's been 5 weeks and still no contact (except an email right after the interview asking to send HR my resume and cover letter).I emailed the interviewer this week, but didn't get a reply. Should I just wait till they contact me or try sending an email again next week?

 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:41pm

When to follow up? - Should I wait for contact or send out an email? (Originally Posted: 03/22/2012)

I had a first round interview for a SA position at a MM/boutique bank last month. It went well and the interviewer told me that they would contact me next month. It's been 5 weeks and still no contact (except an email right after the interview asking to send HR my resume and cover letter).I emailed the interviewer this week, but didn't get a reply. Should I just wait till they contact me or try sending an email again next week?

 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:45pm

At best you're on the waitlist in case their first choices don't get through the next round. They have your contact details. Contacting them isn't going to do anything than put you and some HR staffer through an uncomfortable conversation.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:44pm

Follow up a follow up when you know someone else got a call? (Originally Posted: 02/21/2014)

I had an on-campus interview 3 days ago and was told I would hear back early next week. Today (Friday), a friend of mine got a call saying he got the second round and that it's on Monday... Should I follow up again and ask where they are in the recruiting process/where I fit into that? Should I call?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:49pm
  1. i echo the advice above.

  2. if you need to contact them, go for the person you have the best rapport with. seems to be the executive assistant

  3. just because you are low on the priority list doesn't mean you won't get the job. They've got bigger priorities so just hang in there!

Capitalist
 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:46pm

They had mentioned that they weren't exactly having a big official superday per se, and rather just a smaller second round at their office. Do you think it's possible that they might invite me/a few other candidates back on a later day if things don't pan out for the first round?

 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:43pm

I'm not in-industry (student), and I understand it's a small place so things work differently, but I'd go ahead and give them a call. Get your voice, your POSITIVE ATTITUDE, and you're excitement back in their heads to help them pick you as their new SA.

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee
 
Oct 14, 2011 - 1:56am

If it's a first round interview, I would always advise sending a thank you e-mail ASAP. Generally, first round cuts are made quickly, so if you wait a couple days, the decision may have been made already. Don't send both e-mail and hand written notes as that is probably excessive. A simple note will do.

As far as following-up, they probably should've told you when they will get back to you (approximately). If they haven't gotten back to you and it's past that date, then it's probably worth following up. If that date hasn't arrived, hold your horses. As someone looking for a school year internship, you are pretty low on the totem pole. As a result, you are treading a fine line because on the one hand you don't want to be a pest, but on the other, you aren't very important so it's conceivable that they're not thinking that much about you.

 
Oct 6, 2014 - 2:50pm

So just be patient at this point? I want to be tenacious but without being annoying. When should I try to reach out? I saw the posting is down from their job board, so interviews are over and there was only 4 others who were interviewing at the time. I'm assuming they've made a decision, but maybe they aren't ready to announce or have a start date set up yet?

 
Oct 14, 2011 - 3:23pm
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