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Old 02-21-2018, 06:49 PM
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Hi all,

I realize that the most appropriate answer is, "It depends," but I'll ask my question anyway. An EL position posted yesterday, I applied this morning and received a call in the afternoon asking if I'd be relocating to the city where the job is located within the next month (I currently live in another part of the country). I missed the call and when I called back I got their voicemail, so I didn't get the chance to speak with anyone.

So, I am relocating to the city where the job is, but I cannot move (due to my current contract) for another three months. My question is: is it typical for a company to be looking for someone to start a month after posting about an opening? I figured three months would be a reasonable amount of time, given that they'll be interviewing candidates, deliberating, etc.. Again, they just posted the opening yesterday...

If anyone has a general idea of the timeline, I'd appreciate any insights.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:54 PM
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It should be okay...unless they need you to start right away.

Sorry if that doesn't answer your question. But companies routinely hire college students several months before they need to start, so I don't think you should lose sleep over it.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:07 PM
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It should be okay...unless they need you to start right away.

Sorry if that doesn't answer your question. But companies routinely hire college students several months before they need to start, so I don't think you should lose sleep over it.
Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, I'm not worried and am taking it as a positive sign. Obviously I'll know more once I speak with someone tomorrow; I was just thrown off by her asking if I was relocating so soon, relative to the time of the job posting.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:24 AM
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Posting to butt in seat in 1 month is really quick considering 2 weeks of the process could be taken up by prior employer notice. I'm assuming they thew out the 1 month window to put it out there that it's not a "in 6 months" sort of thing and a more immediate need. Just throw out your timeline and they'll let you know if it works. on getting a call.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:13 PM
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Wouldn't companies want to fill a position really quick after one of their employees gives a 2-week notice ?
Assuming the team/company is smallish.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:19 PM
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Could be they want to know for interview purposes - for example, if you'll be local soon they might wait to interview you in person, and if not do it over Skype.
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sounds like they just asking for the "optimal" situation where they actually get a position filled so quickly. most companies will wait an extra month or two for a candidate who sufficiently impressed them, particularly when you have such a valid reason. It not like you want the extra time to go backpacking across Europe...
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Weird twist: without having spoken to anyone (I've called four times in the last three days, left one message), I receive an automated email that they've decided to "pursue other candidates." I'm thoroughly perplexed. All I said in my email was that I could only relocate by the end of May. I guess the position needs to be filled ASAP...?
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Weird twist: without having spoken to anyone (I've called four times in the last three days, left one message), I receive an automated email that they've decided to "pursue other candidates." I'm thoroughly perplexed. All I said in my email was that I could only relocate by the end of May. I guess the position needs to be filled ASAP...?
Lots of reasons why. Not worth it to think or care about.
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