Interviews are done. Now what?
September 3, 2014 1:03 AM Subscribe
When is it appropriate to follow-up with a hiring manager after interviews (and reference checks) have been completed? I did ask for a timeline during the interview and I was told that they would be in touch "soon". The posting stated that they wanted someone to start in early October, when the position becomes vacant.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I applied for a job via email about a month ago. Within 24 hours of sending my resume, I was contacted for an interview, which was held the very next day.
Just over 2 weeks after the first interview, I returned for second interview with the CEO, the hiring manager, and a staff member whom I would supervise in the role that I applied for. The role being filled is the role the hiring manager holds now, he was promoted to the CEO role.
I did ask for a timeline at the interview after being told that the hiring manager would be in touch "soon" and he wasn't able to be more specific than "soon". At that point, I was told that I was the first candidate to complete the second interview. The role will become vacant at the end of the month, so they were hoping to have the position filled by the end of September.
I sent a thank-you email to all three interviewers the day after the email and I got a positive response from the current CEO.
10 days after the interview, the hiring manager called my references, and he spoke to all 3 of them. I spoke directly to two of them and they stated that the calls were positive. I feel confident that all 3 would give positive references.
Now it has been 1 week since my references have been checked.
Do I still have a shot? This is a director-level position in a smaller non-profit agency. It's been awhile since I've looked for a new job and I've never experienced a delay this long after a reference check. As a hiring manager myself, I never check references for anyone other than the final candidate, but I know that is not always the case.
Would it be appropriate to follow-up with an email at this point?