On Fri, 18 Apr 97 21:38:49 -0600, y wrote:<< continue wating call the company agian - showing interest in job give up and look elsewhere Which do you recomend? How long is reasonable to wait 'patiently' after interviewing? >>IMHO, keep looking, but keep hope alive for a little whilelonger at least. I've been blown off several times by places I've interviewed at, never hearing from them again after theinterview. One time, I called to find out the situationand was told, lamely "Oh, I asked the secretary to notifyyou we selected someone else, but I guess she never did".I had stopped looking in the meantime while waiting to hear the decision, so I felt quite burned by the experience.Now, I think the best policy is to continue hunting rightup until you get an offer (and maybe even until you acceptit!). You've got nothing to lose, and if you get multipleoffers, you can weigh them against each other. You alsomight be able to prod a slow-moving company into movingfaster with an offer to you if they know you are waitingto hear from other companies.Which brings up my other point...just because you haven'theard anything doesn't necessarily mean there is no interest. I've personally seen the HR beauracracy at my company stretch simple interviewing/hiring tasks out over weeks and months, despite the best efforts of our dept to speed things up. It's like that at many places: one time, I was called a month after I started a new job, by a company I had interviewed with 2 months earlier. Apparently they had just finally finished their decision- making process and secured the go-aheads and wanted to know if I was still available and interested!Anyway, if you really need to know or are afraid they'llthink you lost interest, give 'em another call. Butbetter than a secretary or an HR person would be totalk to one of the people involved with actually hiringyou into that dept. Do you know the name of the personwho would be your boss? He/she would probably be the best person to ask about your status.Good luck!-bry
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