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ajsmom posted 4/16/2013 09:26 AM

Those of you who work for large companies (as in 15K+ employees large), what is the typical response time to scheduling second interviews?

I've only worked for privately owned firms before so I'm unsure as to the pace. I had a very good phone interview last Wednesday evening. I was told I would be contacted for another inteview, most likely by the person to whom I'd report, and I'm still waiting.

Just wondering if patience in waiting until later in the week is the way to go or if I should be tenacious and reach out to the HR "Talent Acquisition Consultant" to touch base with her again. (Yes, I did send a Thank You to her for her time first thing Thursday morning.)



TrustNoOne posted 4/16/2013 09:51 AM

Fortune 50 corp.

It can take a couple of weeks or more, especially if the hiring Manager, Director, VP is at the mercy of HR/Recruiting.

When my Admin is making my appts for interviewees the turn time is much faster than when I'm working through HR Talent/Resource management.

As the hiring person I am motivated to attract, identify and retain the top talent I need for my open role. As the HR Recruiter in the same position, they've got 100's of candidates on the hook to screen and many open positions to fill...hence, I become just another number to them.

I tend to work "around" HR Talent/Resource management to the extent possible.

I have a great HR Business Partner with whom I work - on compensation, benefits, packages, and employee development. But my HR Talent/Resource Manager is just...well...inept.

ajsmom posted 4/16/2013 09:58 AM

So...then I should be a Squeaky Wheel here?

stillstrong posted 4/16/2013 09:59 AM

When my ex changed jobs it took 4 months total from first contact to final hiring decision. About 2 weeks between phone interview and visit scheduled to see property/meet in person, then another week or so for final word.

TrustNoOne posted 4/16/2013 10:01 AM

So...then I should be a Squeaky Wheel here?

You bet! Polite, professional and persistent. Go get that dream job!!

simplydevastated posted 4/16/2013 10:05 AM

When I interviewed for my last job (Major insurance company) I had a phone interview one week, the next week I had the face-to-face interview, when I came home they called and offered me the job on the same day.

I think it depends on how efficient the HR/Recruiting departments are and how many people they are interviewing for the job.

ajsmom posted 4/16/2013 10:06 AM

That's what I was hoping to hear!

I'm not the "sitting on my hands" type yet wanted to test opinions on the protocol.

simplydevastated posted 4/16/2013 10:17 AM

It never hurts to call to check on the status. The only time I haven't called to check is when applying online because I'm not sure where to call because I don't know if the application goes to the local office or to a central processing office.

Sending lots of mojo for you to get this job

Catwoman posted 4/16/2013 10:19 AM

I vote for a polite follow up call. Ask what the timeframe is for their next steps. That way, you can time any further follow ups.

Edith posted 4/16/2013 10:32 AM

I also would reach out to the person with whom you had contact. Praying for a new start for you!


[This message edited by Edith at 10:32 AM, April 16th (Tuesday)]

amitheow posted 4/16/2013 12:47 PM

I got my last two jobs becuase I was a good candidate AND the only one who called to inquire a few weeks later. Guess they figured I wanted the job!

tushnurse posted 4/16/2013 14:14 PM

Definately Call. If you have an email of the person who interviewed you the first time, send that person a thank you email, and say something like I really appreciate the time you took with me and look forward to the next round of interview. I am sure I can provide what you need. I am excited for the opportunity...blah blah blah, and the ask if there is a timeline for when you can expect to hear back.
I too have gotten jobs because I was the polite and persistan one.

SI MOJO coming at ya.

jrc1963 posted 4/16/2013 14:17 PM

I agree to call and follow up... Polite enthusiasm is always a good thing.

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