Is it safe to assume.....

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    Oct 16, 2011 11:42 PM GMT


    Anyone familiar with the hiring process usually has to submit professional references..

    Is it safe to assume that after 2 interviews....and the contacting of professional references, that one can expect a job offer?

    does contacting the references mean one will be hired?

    Assuming they go well.
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    Oct 16, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    It varies. Contacting your references doesn't always mean you got the job. In most cases, it's just part of the interview process. I think you should be worried if they didn't contact your references at all. Sounds like you've advanced in the process. And all the other chumps applicants got rejected. icon_lol.gif

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    Oct 16, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    Thanks dude.

    This "interviewing" process has been effin hell.

    A grueling charade that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
    I just wanna know whether I got it or not. I feel like my shit has been in limbo for weeks. Waiting...... and waiting....... icon_rolleyes.gif


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    Oct 17, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    Don't sweat it. One time I interviewed with a company.. Three phone interviews, two in-person interviews. And 3 weeks went by.. no response. Not even a rejection email. Then out of the blue, they called me with a job offer. Of course by then, I had already accepted a position at a different company.

    I've also interviewed at a few tech start-ups. Those are probably the worst. They don't even tell you at all if you got the job or not. Lazy fuckers.

    Anyways, my advice to you is to not put all your eggs in one basket. Apply at multiple companies. That way if one doesn't pan out, then you have other options to choose from.
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    It is safe to assume.

    Except when it is not.
  • YERTHICK

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    Oct 17, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    Import said

    Anyone familiar with the hiring process usually has to submit professional references..

    Is it safe to assume that after 2 interviews....and the contacting of professional references, that one can expect a job offer?

    does contacting the references mean one will be hired?

    Assuming they go well.


    No, it is not safe to so assume.
  • FredMG

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    Oct 17, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    It's not safe to assume. But then again I find life much easier since I've banished hope and dreams.
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    Oct 17, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    OH MY GOD IMPORT POSTED SOMETHING THAT ISN'T TROLLING

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    Oct 17, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    In this job market, you can't assume anything.

    I've gone through the references and the half day of interviews only to find out they decided to close the position.

    Officially, I never heard from them again.

    But, I found a better job three blocks away.

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    Oct 17, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidJust remember:
    when you ASSUME you make an ASS out of UMA THURMAN.


    Seriously? You're better than this. Try again, and this time make is snappier. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 17, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    DudeInNOVA said
    jpBITCHva saidJust remember:
    when you ASSUME you make an ASS out of UMA THURMAN.


    Seriously? You're better than this. Try again, and this time make is snappier. icon_lol.gif

    Oh Christ, everyone's a critic.


    It's a gay forum. Be perfect, or go home. icon_lol.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Oct 17, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    after the usual madness on here, you get an answer. YES. You can sleep well tonight knowing that you have the job.
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    Oct 17, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    Assume nothing, but all signs point to "yes." (That sounded like a magic 8-ball.) Don't go out and buy a car tomorrow. Wait until you have a real job offer. Anything can happen. It's rare, but I've known people who have been hired one day only to get cut in a massive layoff the next day. Needless to say, it was a very poorly run company.
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    Oct 17, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    xrichx saidDon't sweat it. One time I interviewed with a company.. Three phone interviews, two in-person interviews. And 3 weeks went by.. no response. Not even a rejection email. Then out of the blue, they called me with a job offer. Of course by then, I had already accepted a position at a different company.

    I've also interviewed at a few tech start-ups. Those are probably the worst. They don't even tell you at all if you got the job or not. Lazy fuckers.

    Anyways, my advice to you is to not put all your eggs in one basket. Apply at multiple companies. That way if one doesn't pan out, then you have other options to choose from.



    Learn from the above scenario. If you really want to work for Company A but haven't heard back from them and you get an offer from Company B Contact Company A and tell them that you are very interested in the job and would like to know your status for the position since you have a offer of employment from another organization, Company B This often will get an answer for you very quickly if they are interested in hiring you since they wouldn't want to lose you to another organization.
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    Oct 17, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    Inquiring into your references is actually a good sign. It takes effort & time (both of which are a scarcity in the workplace) to call and interview a second person in regards to the interview that already took place. I wouldn't say that it's a definite 'yes', but it's a good sign.

    I would make sure I send them a follow up email/letter/call to thank them for their time.
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    Oct 17, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    smthjock saidInquiring into your references is actually a good sign. It takes effort & time (both of which are a scarcity in the workplace) to call and interview a second person in regards to the interview that already took place. I wouldn't say that it's a definite 'yes', but it's a good sign.

    I would make sure I send them a follow up email/letter/call to thank them for their time.


    It could also mean they can't make up their minds. But, I hope I'm wrong.

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    Oct 17, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Assume nothing. Expect nothing. Learn how to be an entrepreneur as a backup.
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    Oct 17, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    When I was a hiring manager... usually calling someone back for a 2nd interview and calling their references I hired them. If things checked out. I could also tell from their references, if it was all scripted, then I would probably not hire them.

    I wanted original people, not scripted fakes.
  • waccamatt

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    Oct 17, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    I've never had someone back for a 2nd interview AND called their references and not offered them the job, but the job market is much tougher than it has been and I haven't hired anyone since unemployment has been so high. Still, those 2 items are a very good sign as long as the references are good.
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    Oct 17, 2011 4:16 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    It's a gay forum. Be perfect, or go home. icon_lol.gif


    Or rather, be perfect and have it still not be enough ;)
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    Oct 17, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    DudeInNOVA said
    It's a gay forum. Be perfect, or go home. icon_lol.gif


    Or rather, be perfect and have it still not be enough ;)


    Better yet, be perfect and still not be enough but go outta yer way to make everybody else feel worse.
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    Oct 17, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    Cash said
    Ariodante said
    DudeInNOVA said
    It's a gay forum. Be perfect, or go home. icon_lol.gif


    Or rather, be perfect and have it still not be enough ;)


    Better yet, be perfect and still not be enough but go outta yer way to make everybody else feel worse.


    ...but we're not bitter about it at all...icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 17, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    Cash said

    Better yet, be perfect and still not be enough but go outta yer way to make everybody else feel worse.


    The gay community cycle of shame comes to a harmonious full circle.

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    Oct 17, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    Can people who actually have jobs and careers respond. If ur unemployed or work for urself, don't bother. No offense.

    Thanks
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    Oct 17, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    Import saidCan people who actually have jobs and careers respond. If ur unemployed or work for urself, don't bother. No offense.

    Thanks


    I have a job and a career. I responded, albeit smartassy at first.

    You're getting free advice. You can't really be picky about who gives it to you.