Waiting for a Job Offer 

You leave a job interview feeling pretty confident. As far as you can tell, it went quite well. You gave your best answers to every question and you think the interviewer liked you. She said you’d be hearing something “soon.” What does “soon” even mean? Will the employer make a job offer this week, next week or in a couple of weeks? Will they make one at all?

Waiting to hear back about a job offer can be a slow and prolonged torture-filled experience.

Even if you are confident about your performance, you can’t help but feel anxious. You may check your voicemail over and over even though you have your phone with you all the time and you never turn it off. You constantly refresh your email inbox hoping something will appear. You wonder how long you should wait before you contact the employer (ANSWER: at least a week).

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