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Old 28.01.2013, 13:41
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No notification after interview

Well, it's been almost 3 months in 1 job interview and I haven't heard anything. Another interview, around a month. I like to say, no news is good news. Both interviews went well, but how long does one have to wait to hear the news in CH, good or bad? Maybe I was that bad they forgot about me
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Old 28.01.2013, 13:50
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Re: No notification after interview

That really varies. But I would recommend following up yourself. Not only does that show your interest in the position, they might then give you the feedback of timing.

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Old 28.01.2013, 13:52
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That really varies. But I would recommend following up yourself. Not only does that show your interest in the position, they might then give you the feedback of timing.

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Good advice, however, I did that already
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Old 28.01.2013, 13:56
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Re: No notification after interview

I was once offered a job verbally at Comet near Bern, and by the time I arrived home there was an e-mail cancelling the offer. No news is good news!
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Old 28.01.2013, 14:35
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Good advice, however, I did that already
IMHO, they have moved on, so should you.
Sorry and Good Luck!
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Old 28.01.2013, 14:59
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IMHO, they have moved on, so should you.
Sorry and Good Luck!
You could be right, however not very professional on the two companies if that's the case, watch this space.
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I recon there's not much you can do then. Sorry about that!
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Old 28.01.2013, 15:15
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Good advice, however, I did that already
What type of follow-up did you do? Email, phone call, registered letter? A lot of people only send email these days, which just gets lost in the shuffle. Nothing like a handwritten note with a comment about something said during the interview to make the person/people remember you and give you another look.
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Old 28.01.2013, 15:22
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What type of follow-up did you do? Email, phone call, registered letter? A lot of people only send email these days, which just gets lost in the shuffle. Nothing like a handwritten note with a comment about something said during the interview to make the person/people remember you and give you another look.
I was in two minds whether or not to do a follow up as I thought it may seem desperate or even unprofessional. So I waited, then decided to send an email with 'I thought the interview went well, good to meet you, it would be interesting working for, i look forward to your response' sort of crap...still no response. HAT may have a point...hmmm.
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Well, it's been almost 3 months in 1 job interview and I haven't heard anything. Another interview, around a month. I like to say, no news is good news. Both interviews went well, but how long does one have to wait to hear the news in CH, good or bad? Maybe I was that bad they forgot about me
Any ideas folks?
I second the people who recommend following up. With the three-month one, just say, 'I found the interview very interesting, it was a pleasure to meet you. I assume the position but has been filled but would like to be kept in mind for future positions". More or less the same for the one-month one but they have not so clearly forgotten about you.
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Re: No notification after interview

This thread offered some sound advice. I took it. Life is strange, as soon as you give up chasing what you don't have, things start to happen, things come to you, in this case, fall into one's lap. I have recently had 3 job offers since I've been enjoying my time off. One job took 3 months to answer and today offered me the job, I said no as I've been working for 3 weeks at the job I really wanted. The 3 monther would have been great, seems like me being 5th in line, the other 4 turned them down too, lol.
The moral of the story, never chase what you don't have, let it come to you.
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Old 18.03.2013, 16:47
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Although there are some cases where RH comes back to you after a long time, if they really had interest in hiring you they would already have contacted you. The delay itself is already a sign of how things work with that employer. I've found out that many companies that have reputation of being good employers have also a very straightforward hiring process, with rapid response times and feed back.

It may be a good idea to do a last attempt to follow up, showing with this that you have genuine interest. Or just let it go and move on.
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This thread offered some sound advice. I took it. Life is strange, as soon as you give up chasing what you don't have, things start to happen, things come to you, in this case, fall into one's lap. I have recently had 3 job offers since I've been enjoying my time off. One job took 3 months to answer and today offered me the job, I said no as I've been working for 3 weeks at the job I really wanted. The 3 monther would have been great, seems like me being 5th in line, the other 4 turned them down too, lol.
The moral of the story, never chase what you don't have, let it come to you.
Congratulations!

I don't think that is good advice in*every* circumstance, but it's true that a company is unlikely to decide you're the right candidate just because you are the one who followed up.
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Old 18.03.2013, 17:07
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What type of follow-up did you do? Email, phone call, registered letter? A lot of people only send email these days, which just gets lost in the shuffle. Nothing like a handwritten note with a comment about something said during the interview to make the person/people remember you and give you another look.
I would like to differ on this one.. It depends on which industry you work for, eg working in IT firms or banks, engineering companies or most "organized" industries have dedicated HR department to take care of "emails" of candidates feedback follow up etc.

I would not make a phone call,as it could be a bummer to hear a negative reply on phone. Sending handwritten letters for followup might look like a high level of desperation, yes I know I am in Switzerland and written letters are normal here. But most organizations are quite international and it may not go well with everyone.
So to be on the safe side, Email is the best bet in my opinion

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Re: No notification after interview

I've had different companies handle things in different ways.

Some companies expect you to call them after the interview - which was new to me - others will call you. Normally they will tell you the next steps after the interview - and if not just ask them if you need to call them in a couple of weeks.

With some companies, it has been helpful to have an agency in the equation as they will often push for feedback if they are any good as they want their commission.

Whenever I have interviewed people to work on my project, I have normally given feedback to them or the agency within a day - depending on how many candidates were applying as it is only fair to give them all a chance.

I have also been in the position of having interviewed someone, and given positive feedback to the agency, only to find management on my side are now humming and harring about budget and whether we really need someone etc etc meaning the candidate then goes off and finds another gig.

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Although there are some cases where RH comes back to you after a long time, if they really had interest in hiring you they would already have contacted you. The delay itself is already a sign of how things work with that employer. I've found out that many companies that have reputation of being good employers have also a very straightforward hiring process, with rapid response times and feed back.

It may be a good idea to do a last attempt to follow up, showing with this that you have genuine interest. Or just let it go and move on.
This rings very true. I worked most of my working career as a contractor, bugged a few times to go direct for a company I was working for at the time, never did. As soon as I attempt to go direct, it got difficult, so I said balls to it. Then a company I worked at before got back in touch after a year and hired me back in without an interview, and they have a super reputation. One week after getting back in touch, I started, easy. The 3-4 other positions were all direct and the hiring process started in November 2012.

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