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Job Interview advice

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by Haroon Mustafa, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Haroon Mustafa

    Haroon Mustafa Byte Poster

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    Hello,

    I had a job interview on Friday which lasted for 2 hours.

    Is that a good thing? It started at half 2 and went on to around half 4

    I don't mean to be so optimistic, but is this a good sign? It seems so.

    Also, they said they would contact me on Monday.

    Does that mean i have got the job? I have not heard from them so far.
    Should i contact them?

    Any help would be lovely as this is a great job for me!

    Kind regards
    Haroon
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Sit tight, these things take time, if it gets to Friday without a call, contact them and make polite enquiries.
     
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  3. Haroon Mustafa

    Haroon Mustafa Byte Poster

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    Thanks! Ill do exactly that!

    Why would the interviewer say he`d contact me on Monday? Would they not think i am not interested if i dont contact them :) Sorry to make it confusing
     
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    I don't know, maybe the guy meant to but was off sick, maybe he was busy today, etc.

    Call Wednesday if you think they were going to call Monday.

    You want them to remember you but you don't want to pester them, so its a balance.
     
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  5. Haroon Mustafa

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    The guy said we will be in contact on Monday. I will contact them tomorrow. My contract ends on Friday and I'd love to get in to a job the following week! I am really keen for this! Aha; as you can tell!

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  6. JohnBradbury

    JohnBradbury Kilobyte Poster

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    In my experience as a hiring manager, interviewers don't waste time stretching out an interview if the candidate isn't suitable. Having said that, the length of time a interview takes will obviously vary depending on the seniority of the advertised position.

    If this was for Service Desk or Desktop Support then I'd say it was a fairly long interview. Which in my opinion is a very good sign. If it was for an Infrastructure or Architecture role then I'd say 2-3 hours was standard and therefore nothing can be inferred from the length of time the interview lasted.

    I'd give them until Wednesday before following up.
     
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  7. Haroon Mustafa

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    Wow! I will be providing first and second line support. So, that's a good sign! Glad to hear it! :D

    do you think I should contact the employer tomorrow? They said they'll get hold of me on Monday.

    Thanks dude!
     
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  8. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Best wait until they call. Try to be patient !
     
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  9. SimonD

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    Wait for them to call, only call them on Thursday or Friday.
     
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