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lettherebeme 739 131 May 13, 2011 at 02:01 PM
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So I applied for and went through an interview with a company for a position. Their online system is apparently somewhat robust, and it has a place where I can check my application status. My application for the job is "under review". Further, the job listing itself is now gone from their site. On top of that, the job was originally posted about two months ago, with a handful of other jobs posted around that date as well, and most of those are still listed and there hasn't been a similar job listing recently. Is this a good sign? The interview was three days ago and I haven't heard anything significant back and I forgot to ask about a timetable for a hire and forgot to get my interviewers emails so I'm just dealing through an HR rep. As far as I could tell the interview went really well so I'm hoping this all seems to point towards me getting an offer. Any insight?

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So I applied for and went through an interview with a company for a position. Their online system is apparently somewhat robust, and it has a place where I can check my application status. My application for the job is "under review". Further, the job listing itself is now gone from their site. On top of that, the job was originally posted about two months ago, with a handful of other jobs posted around that date as well, and most of those are still listed and there hasn't been a similar job listing recently. Is this a good sign? The interview was three days ago and I haven't heard anything significant back and I forgot to ask about a timetable for a hire and forgot to get my interviewers emails so I'm just dealing through an HR rep. As far as I could tell the interview went really well so I'm hoping this all seems to point towards me getting an offer. Any insight?
Just means that the job posting has closed and they will be selecting someone soon. What is the job in?
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I would intrepet the "under review" to be a good sign. It could mean they are still interviewing their other candidates or that they are in the process of going over everyone they liked from their interviews. Its very vague so I wouldn't expect you to get any definitive answers, especially without knowing how that company operates as far as hiring goes. I would imagine they pulled the job because they want to go through the crop of potentials they have now because they see they might have some good prospects. Anyway, good luck and think positive. Did you send them a thank you letter? Not a requirement, but any little bit can help.
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Just means that the job posting has closed and they will be selecting someone soon. What is the job in?
The job is as a software developer for a "small" contracting company. I put small in quotes because in size they are small, I want to say they said they have like ~140 employees, but they have some pretty large contracts for some pretty large companies and government agencies.

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I would intrepet the "under review" to be a good sign. It could mean they are still interviewing their other candidates or that they are in the process of going over everyone they liked from their interviews. Its very vague so I wouldn't expect you to get any definitive answers, especially without knowing how that company operates as far as hiring goes. I would imagine they pulled the job because they want to go through the crop of potentials they have now because they see they might have some good prospects. Anyway, good luck and think positive. Did you send them a thank you letter? Not a requirement, but any little bit can help.
I did send out (read: email) two thank you letters to the two HR reps who have been helping me through the process, but they wouldn't give me the emails of my interviewers to do the same and said one addressing all of them should work. I had wanted to tailor them for each interviewer but oh well, the effort was there. I'm wondering what kind of crop of potentials they could have for a two month old job posting in the past three weeks though. I guess it is graduation season.

Oh and I even asked both of the HR reps about a timetable for the process, one deferred me to the other (its kind of a strange situation with the job being in VA but the department headquartered in CA or something), and the other has replied to me a few times between these thank you emails but didn't answer the one question I really wanted the answer to >=|
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I have a similar situation going on with a job in Florida. Both positions have been pulled from the site and in the application status all it says is "in progress". I haven't been called for an interview yet, so I guess I'm not what they are looking for, but at the same time they confirmed personally that if I'm not qualified I would be notified immediately in an email. It has been almost 2 months. :-(
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I have a similar situation going on with a job in Florida. Both positions have been pulled from the site and in the application status all it says is "in progress". I haven't been called for an interview yet, so I guess I'm not what they are looking for, but at the same time they confirmed personally that if I'm not qualified I would be notified immediately in an email. It has been almost 2 months. :-(
For that I would definitely shoot an email to someone about your application status, thats kind of a while. Also I totally feel you on the sig.
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Hopefully someone reads this, do companies send out letters to people who did not get a job?
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Hopefully someone reads this, do companies send out letters to people who did not get a job?
Nope, they don't. Good luck though.
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Nope, they don't. Good luck though.
Sweet, I think I got it =] The HR lady asked me which address I would like her to send a letter to as my resume and my application did not have the same one. Thanks!
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Sweet, I think I got it =] The HR lady asked me which address I would like her to send a letter two as my resume and my application did not have the same one. Thanks!
Congrats! Good luck again that it is your offer letter!
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If they have not made a verbal offer I would not get too excited. Generally a verbal offer is made before a written one, because they want to secure a candidate they like and stop them from continuing the job search asap.
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If they have not made a verbal offer I would not get too excited. Generally a verbal offer is made before a written one, because they want to secure a candidate they like and stop them from continuing the job search asap.
I did get rejected from a different position with this company before getting to phone interviews, and it essentially sent out an automated email. Do you think they would send a rejection letter rather than just an email?
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I did get rejected from a different position with this company before getting to phone interviews, and it essentially sent out an automated email. Do you think they would send a rejection letter rather than just an email?
I would find it strange that they would send a rejection letter in the mail (mail costs money and time vs two seconds to send a form email), so I would definitely take them asking for the correct address as a good sign they are interested in you.
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got the offer =] thanks for all the well wishes everyone
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that's great to hear.
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