Workplace Following up after interview to see if position is still open?

krasavitza

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May 10, 2012
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I'm in a bit of a pickle. I interviewed for a position on Friday that I am qualified for and provided some good references, one of whom the hiring manager is close friends with, but then he asked for references from my last job.... and I performed really well there but the only problem is the administrator there didn't like me and was constantly picking on me. I would have liked to give the number of my boss there but the hiring manager wasn't interested in speaking to the boss, he wanted to speak to someone who was there and actually saw how I worked. Ok, fair enough.

I haven't heard back from them yet, and don't know what their time frame was, in all honesty I was so nervous I forgot to even ask. Im used to getting a call back the next day or the day after.

Ive been interviewing for other positions and have gotten a job offer elsewhere, but would much rather work for the place I interviewed Friday.

What is a good way to follow up and find out if im still being considered for the position or if its been filled? I kinda need to know asap so I know whether to turn down/accept this other offer.

Thanks
 

lorihmatthews

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Send an email with what you said. "I have been offered a job at a different company, but I feel working at your company would be a better fit. Would you please let me know if I'm still being considered for the position?"
 

krasavitza

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May 10, 2012
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I emailed them and never got a response. I don't know if that's standard procedure for when they're not interested anymore but honestly I find it rude. Respect the applicant enough to just tell them no and move on. Argh!
 
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