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to think I didn't get the job and be very annoyed about it?

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InTheInbetween Tue 02-Apr-13 12:16:26

Had a job interview/informal chat on Wednesday - the man seemed nice and seemed to imply that he was happy to hire me. He said he wanted his partner to talk to me too and so would arrange something in a few days time as they wanted someone to start asap.

Since then I have heard nothing.

I feel so deflated. It's upsetting not to get a job but I feel like he gave me false hope sad

candyandyoga Tue 02-Apr-13 12:18:02

But it's early days?! There has been bank holidays and people are away. Don't give up hope yet?

CheCazzo Tue 02-Apr-13 12:18:31

It has been the Easter weekend you know. His partner may be on holiday or uncontactable or even unwilling to drop everything to see you over a holiday weekend.

Lambzig Tue 02-Apr-13 12:20:06

Don't give up yet. Essentially it's only been one working day since he saw you. Sounds more like he has just got caught up in some other priority.

annh Tue 02-Apr-13 12:46:32

Calm down! The only working day since then was Thurs. He said he would arrange something in a few days which probably means today at the earliest. Don't give up hope yet.

HappyAsASandboy Tue 02-Apr-13 13:06:55

I agree with the others. If I'd dais that to you last Wednesday, I'd have filed it in my head as something to set up before the end of this week (so chat likely to be next week). That would also be in line with me wanting someone to start 'soon'.

Good luck smile

Pandemoniaa Tue 02-Apr-13 13:21:02

It's very early days. But tbh, regardless of what people might imply, it's better to assume nothing until you get a formal job offer.

IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Tue 02-Apr-13 13:29:55

I would agree with Pandemoniaa above, until you have a firm offer don't assume. When I was job hunting, and even now if I have an interview for another job I always come out thinking I've got it, friends say the same. It's when they start asking questions like 'when can you start' and 'do you have any holidays booked'. It took a while to realise they ask everybody this!

I don't think an interviewer deliberately gives anybody false hope, they are just trying to establish facts.

Having said that, good luck! I hope you get the job.

WorraLiberty Tue 02-Apr-13 13:34:27

There's only been one working day since your interview (not counting today) and that was Thursday.

Far too early to tell yet.

maddening Tue 02-Apr-13 13:39:26

Don't give up hope - I thought I had fucked up an interview and got the job. It has also taken ages to get through each stage.

I doubt he would have said he was keen to employ you if he wasn't.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 02-Apr-13 14:14:10

Unfortunately some people don't like being the bad guy and would rather give someone false hope than come right out and say they're not going to call them back.

Agree it is frustrating but "I'm sorry your skill set doesn't quite match our requirements" or somesuch is pretty final whereas he said to you he'd get his partner to talk to you, it's only been a couple of working days if they took Good Friday and the bank holiday Monday off. Stay optimistic!

Vijac Tue 02-Apr-13 14:17:26

I agree with the others but I also think it's polite to send an e-mail saying thank you for the interview and how you think you would like to work there and to help contribute to the team etc. Plus then you're back front of mind.

SlumberingDormouse Tue 02-Apr-13 14:17:47

I'm still waiting to hear back from one last Monday. It's frustrating as I had 4 hours of interviews to get to that point and they always got back to me within 24 hours after the other rounds! Fingers crossed for news for both of us soon.

Vijac Tue 02-Apr-13 14:17:51

You may have done this already of course?

lysteddy Tue 02-Apr-13 14:21:43

Im also still waiting to hear back from an interview last monday, its all i could think about over easter, i hope they get back to you soon.

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