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velvetroses Sun 04-Feb-18 19:24:56

I applied for a job online a few weeks ago.
Had a phone interview on 19th January and was emailed an hour later inviting me for an interview on the following Tuesday.

So I went to my first round interview on the 23rd of January. All went well. Was emailed on Wednesday to come in for the second ingerview on Thursday 25th January. That seemed to go well too.

Since them, I've heard nothing...i don't think I got the job but would like to know either way.

I was thinking of emailing them tomorrow but is this too early? Not sure whether I should email them or wait for them to email me?

condepetie Sun 04-Feb-18 19:52:45

It's been a week and a half - email a polite followup, it was lovely to meet you and thank you for your time, etc.

velvetroses Sun 04-Feb-18 19:59:57

condepetie it's just because they were so quick to email me, inviting me for interviews and then....nothing.

Would this be okay?
Thank you for inviting me for an interview with....... I really enjoyed meeting them and learning more about the company and job role.
Following the interview, I'd just like to ask whether any decision may have been made yet about my application?

Best wishes,

velvetroses Sun 04-Feb-18 22:42:47

Anyone else?

FatBottomedGal Sun 04-Feb-18 22:47:10

I’d absolutely email, there isn’t really a downside to it! Your suggestion is good. It annoys me so much when companies do this

cheeseandpineapple Sun 04-Feb-18 22:48:36

Can you personalize it a bit more and reiterate your motivation for the company/role and what you’d bring to the role and then finish it with how you hope to have the opportunity to continue in the process and look forward to hearing from them and if there’s any other information you can provide to help them make their decision eg references, to let you know?

velvetroses Sun 04-Feb-18 23:09:47

Thanks for your suggestions cheeseandpineapple. I'm going to work on the email in the morning.

Fatbottomedgal, it is so frustrating. They replied back less than 24hours with interview dates but have heard nothing since the second interview. Not sure whether I should continue applying for other jobs or not. Had a good feeling about this one as well

Nakedavenger74 Sun 04-Feb-18 23:24:38

Made a few changes as there were a few superfluous words and it sounded as though you were dancing around the main question ('I'd just like to ask..' etc)

Thank you for inviting me to interview for the role of xxxxx. It was great to meet Dave and Susan and to learn more about Company X and the role.

I am very interested in the position (add more fluff here) and would be keen to know whether a decision has been made about the successful candidate.

Many thanks again for your time and interest in my application.

velvetroses Sun 04-Feb-18 23:27:18

Thanks nakedavenger, for the fluff part I'll add what cheeseandpineapple suggested. Hopefully will get a response!

velvetroses Mon 05-Feb-18 08:28:09

Thank you for inviting me to interview for the role of xxx. It was great to meet xx and xx and to learn more about xxx and the role.

I am very interested in the position as I feel with my dedication and motivation, I would be an ideal match for the role. With my skills and knowledge, I would thrive at this job role and would love the opportunity to work in a successful company.

I would be keen to know whether a decision has been made about the successful candidate.

Many thanks again for your time and interest in my application,

How's this email?

pinotnoirismyjam Mon 05-Feb-18 08:53:42

As someone that runs a lot of recruitment and does all candidate interaction, I'd recommend your first draft email. No need to reiterate why you think you're a good fit for the job as it won't impact on the decision.

Butterymuffin Mon 05-Feb-18 08:55:57

I'd agree. The email won't override what they're already thinking. But it is a polite and reasonable reminder that you're waiting for an answer. My friend is job hunting atm and the number of places that have simply not contacted her after an interview to say 'thanks but no thanks' is incredible.

pinotnoirismyjam Mon 05-Feb-18 08:58:10

It's so rude not to update all candidates. Everyone gets a response from my team within 48 hours, either with an answer or a confirmation of when a decision will be made.

Caroelle Mon 05-Feb-18 09:05:31

Email to say that you haven’t heard anything so are assuming that you didn’t get the job and ask for feedback about why you didn’t . Say that you are keen to do better in future. Hopefully you will get some useful feedback, but will also be seen as a proactive person, who they might want to employ in future. If someone else got the job, and it doesn’t work out, you will have raised your profile.

velvetroses Mon 05-Feb-18 09:16:17

Thanks guys, I will send my what I wrote in my first post.

It is so fustrating as they replied less than 24 hours later after the phone interview but since then I've had nothing. Even an email to say I wasn't successful would be better than nothing.

pinotnoirismyjam Mon 05-Feb-18 09:23:18

I hope it's just a case of them being very inept and not letting you know that something came up that's delayed the decision!

velvetroses Mon 05-Feb-18 09:32:51

pinotnoirismyjam I hope so too! I had a great feeling about this job as they replied instantly with interview dates and I felt the interviews all went well. I will just have to wait to see what their response is.

Nakedavenger74 Mon 05-Feb-18 10:46:51

I'd actually drop the second para. Simple and to the point

velvetroses Mon 05-Feb-18 13:13:45

Just got an email. I didn't get the job as there were other candidates whose backgrounds more closely match the requirements of the job role.
I'm gutted as I thought I had this job.

hellsbellsmelons Mon 05-Feb-18 13:23:15

I'm sorry.
But I always believe everything happens for a reason with this kind of thing.
It was good experience.
You got through to the 2nd round.
Now onwards and upwards.
You'll get the one you are supposed to have.

velvetroses Mon 05-Feb-18 13:37:09

Thanks hellsbells. I'm losing motivation though...graduated last summer and still not found full time work. I apply to jobs online and don't even get responses back. I'm working part time as a tutor but really want full time work.

cheeseandpineapple Mon 05-Feb-18 17:46:03

Sorry to hear that OP. Whilst I agree that an email won’t override a decision, I think sending a more personal email which summarizes your motivation without going over the top can leave a favorable impression even if you’re not the preferred candidate. I’m a recruitment specialist (“headhunter”) and I’ve had clients tell me when they’ve received a positive email from a candidate. Some have kept unsuccessful candidates in mind for future roles if he/she was a close second in the process.

A big differentiator these days is eq or emotional intelligence. Would write back and let them know that whilst you’re disappointed not to be successful this time round, wish them all the best with their new hire and in case it doesn’t work out or anything else comes up to let you know as you would love to be considered for any future opportunities which might be suitable.

Personally I pick up on pleasant, friendly emails, which aren’t generic and show a bit of personality but not too gushing either. It’s getting the balance right.

Butterymuffin Mon 05-Feb-18 18:05:02

Bad luck OP. The job market is brutal at the moment and you can be a really good candidate and still lose out. Keep going and you'll catch a break.

velvetroses Mon 05-Feb-18 19:22:16

Thanks cheeseandpineapple, really nice to hear about it from the other side. I might send that email tomorrow morning.

Butterymuffin I really hope so. Like I said, I've been looking since last July and still haven't got anywhere. Had a couple of interviews but nothing came out from them.

Nomad86 Mon 05-Feb-18 19:52:55

What kind of industry are you hoping to work in? I used to do a lot of graduate recruitment, happy to advise if it's an area I've worked in.

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