60 Days Later

Published on May 30, 2019

The follow-up emails were sent every two weeks to the human resources contact. Working in the digital analytics space means you have to be a practitioner of your craft.

It was not the case. The follow-up emails were sent every two weeks to the human resources contact. Working in the digital analytics space means you have to be a practitioner of your craft. About two months ago, a local company found my resume online reached out to me to see if I was interested in a web analyst role, and I said yes. It is what I do professionally. After working in New York City for over two years when my last position was eliminated, it was a simple decision that working in the city was not a fit. The commute was horrible, and the quality of my life declining. The last thing you want to do is live for the weekends.

The opportunity to work close to home is life changing. It was the opportunity that I wanted. Coming from experience the way you deal with organizations has changed, and the human resources department is your point of contact with the decision makers that make the hiring decisions.

The research about this organization is it takes its time making hiring decisions. Granted, based on the conversation with the Senior Analyst, it was apparent they wanted to fill the role quickly since he was the only person supporting a large group. The impression was the organization was looking to make a quick hiring decision.

Follow-up emails were sent to the human resources contact with the same response. Last week the reply was different, and a decision was coming. After no communication yesterday another follow-email was sent. Two hours later, no offer was coming. The response was professional, but considering how long it took, one has to question how does this organization value potential employees.

During that period, it was an easy decision to take on more clients because the bills have to be paid. Reflecting on the news, now it is more important to grow the consulting practice by learning new skills and obtaining more certifications. If that next corporate opportunity comes locally, it is an easy decision, but at this point, it is about living my life on my terms and giving my clients the best experience possible to grow their business.

The irony is a connection on LinkedIn posted an email someone had sent to a potential employer after receiving a job offer after waiting ten weeks. The employer told this person they needed a decision in 24 hours. The response back was this person declined the position and said to this organization even though he did not have a job he felt the organization did not value him by taking so long to make a decision. There is a better mindset, and it is better to say nothing because the world we live in is very round.