Next steps = Job offer?
January 2, 2013 11:09 PM Subscribe
I went through four job interviews with one company last month. According to Human Resources the results for the latest interview with the COO were positive and he was just waiting for next steps -- that was two weeks ago. How and when should I follow up with regard to my job application, and do the "next steps" mean job offer, based on the feedback?
posted by drea to Work & Money (7 answers total)
The weekend after my initial follow-up, the decision-maker with regard to my hiring (my possibly-soon-to-be superior, in this case) responded to my thank-you email (that had been nearly a month old by the time she responded) by saying that I should receive word from the HR associate regarding "next steps" within the next week.
However, on that week I still haven't heard anything from the company, and when I followed up with the HR associate again, he apologized by saying that he still hasn't received the next steps yet, and attributed it to "vacation mode" (this was just before Christmas break).
It's January now and I'm getting anxious... I got myself through Christmas break, thinking that they're just way too busy at the end of the year to think about new hires (but they were asking me how soon I could start, and they were hinting at early January). I don't know if I should follow up with the HR associate again or the hiring decision-maker, or when I should, because I think my multiple follow-ups might come across as a nuisance.
What does it mean for me to have had an interview with a COO officer, considering that I was just applying for an entry-level position? Is that a good sign, or does it mean they might not have been too sure about me so they passed on my application to the next level?
Thanks all. I appreciate the advice.