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Old 10-17-2018, 12:43 PM
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Default Asking to speed up the application process after a 1 way video interview?

Is this too much to ask? Let’s say I have an offer deadline comping up and I finished the first stage (one way interview) at a company that’s notorious for putting you through hoops in the interview process. Should I reach out the an employee there and ask them to speed up the process?
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I'd call/e-mail whoever your contact is (HR?) to let them know that you have an offer from another company, so you're interested in knowing the procedure, and if it can be sped up.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:50 PM
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I'd call/e-mail whoever your contact is (HR?) to let them know that you have an offer from another company, so you're interested in knowing the procedure, and if it can be sped up.
if they said by the end of the week last week, and they never got back to me... does this mean they moved on with other candidates?
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if they said by the end of the week last week, and they never got back to me... does this mean they moved on with other candidates?
It means you should be ready to move on. Even if they think you passed the interview, they failed it.
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It means you should be ready to move on. Even if they think you passed the interview, they failed it.
but its a company that i really want to work at... would it be stupid to ask them tomorrow if they moved on? keep in mind i asked them a week ago and they said by friday... i just dont wanna sound pushy in case they actually didn't make a decision, but i do have other offer deadlines coming up which I informed them about.
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Did you tell them the exact offer deadline? Accept the offer first.
If the company B ends up giving you an offer, decide whether to reject the offer or accept the offer by reneging the first offer.
If the company B doesn't give you an offer, live happily ever after.
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Did you tell them the exact offer deadline? Accept the offer first.
If the company B ends up giving you an offer, decide whether to reject the offer or accept the offer by reneging the first offer.
If the company B doesn't give you an offer, live happily ever after.
oh wow -- i havent thought about it like that! and ya i told them the exact date
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if they said by the end of the week last week, and they never got back to me... does this mean they moved on with other candidates?
Maybe. Or they got busy on other priorities. Hiring new employees is rarely as urgent as fighting "fires" that affect the business.

It's a fine line between following up to show persistence and being too persistent and perceived as annoying. Good Luck, in any case.
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Maybe. Or they got busy on other priorities. Hiring new employees is rarely as urgent as fighting "fires" that affect the business.

It's a fine line between following up to show persistence and being too persistent and perceived as annoying. Good Luck, in any case.
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but its a company that i really want to work at... would it be stupid to ask them tomorrow if they moved on? keep in mind i asked them a week ago and they said by friday... i just dont wanna sound pushy in case they actually didn't make a decision, but i do have other offer deadlines coming up which I informed them about.
You want to be careful with your wording. Ask them the status of your application. Don't use the phrase "moved on" or they may decide that's what you actually want them to do.
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