Six-Figure Hotline: They Said They Want to Meet With Me Again But Haven’t Called…

dave-optonAs part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.

In one such teleconference, I was joined by Rick Spann, an ExecuNet Career Strategist. and a member asked, “I have had two interviews at a company, including one with the co-owner who said he said he wanted me to meet his partner. However, I have not heard back from them, so I emailed HR but have not heard back from them either. Is there anything else I should do or should I just drop it?” 

Here is some of what we had to say: 

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Dave Opton

Dave Opton

Dave Opton founded ExecuNet in 1988 to provide a trusted environment where senior-level executives could build career opportunities by facilitating connections to other executives, experts and key market insights. Dave has drawn upon his 35 years of experience in human resources to develop and grow what has become the leading business and career membership network for executives and senior managers. A widely recognized executive career management expert, Dave is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, Fast Company, and other leading business publications. Mr. Opton received his BA from Indiana University.

1 Reply to "Six-Figure Hotline: They Said They Want to Meet With Me Again But Haven't Called..."

  • Suzanne Cano
    February 22, 2015 (1:13 pm)
    Reply

    I can appreciate everyone has a different opinion on this topic, but as an experienced recruiter, I have seen many owners, CEOs and senior hiring executives want to see how you take charge and make things happen. Definitely pick up the phone and try to reach the owner directly! You might leave a message that says you are speaking with a couple of other companies and before making any decisions, were very excited about the value you could bring to his team. Take back the power! Always remember that you are the product and the sale is not over until they buy another product. I find this is the hard part for most everyone. While you may understand throughout the interviewing process that you are a product, so many people revert back to being a person and feel rejected.