Should I call employer?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by edible_chicken, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    I applied for a job at a non-profit fitness center on July 20th. I meet the job requirements and the hiring recruit said I can expect a phone call by August 1 or 2. It is now August 3 and no phone call. Should I call today or sometime before August 8th or wait after August 8th? Below is the time-line of the hiring process. I greatly appreciate all feedback. Thanks!

    July 22nd – Deadline to submit resumes
    July 25th – 28th – Review resumes
    August 1st -2nd – Conduct phone interviews
    August 8th - Start personal interviews
    August 22nd – Offer the position the week of August 22nd
  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    All I can say from my own experience is that any employer that is so unorganized as to forget dates they promised you something for is none that you want anything to do with. I know one doesn’t always have a choice, but I work for one of those companies right now and it is pure hell. People aren’t getting paid on time, when people get laid off nobody – not even the unfortunate ones- know they are laid off, we don’t have money but continue to pay health insurance for people who were fired for doing terrible things months ago… for me it would be a red flag but a follow up call wouldn’t hurt I am sure. Maybe it was just an honest mistake? Good luck! I hope all will work out for you. [​IMG]
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    It's the 3rd, before lunch, I'd give them untill friday morning, and then call after lunch if no word. You don't want to seem pushy or desperate either.
  4. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
  5. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Quote:thank you. I was thinking the same way, but my wife insists that I call today. To be honest, I've never had an interview in my life until recently and I'm 28. I've held four jobs since i was 14 and all of them i was hired on the spot because I knew somebody or referral/references.
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    I wouldn't wait until Friday (nothing ever happens in the business world on Fridays in the summer); I'd give them until tomorrow and then call. I don't do a lot of hiring any more, but I don't think it is "pushy" to give a call and see if you are still a candidate. To me it shows that someone is interested in the position and knows how to follow through.
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Ditto. These are very compettetive times, for jobs, and I'd call today. Any employer that finds your stickling for details and punctuality annoying, well, their loss.
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Quote:I have to agree. [​IMG]
  9. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Quote:Double ditto. I'd call.
  10. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I have to agree. [​IMG]

    Agree also. It's already after the date they themselves specified for call backs. As an employer I would not be put off at all by a follow up call at this point. In this job market you can't afford to be one of the folks who sits back and waits and lets the go getter's get all the jobs!

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