Interviewed after offer?

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  1. #1

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    Interviewed after offer?

    I've been offered a job, which I accepted in principle, pending negotiations with HR on the package (every indication was that they were OK with the range I asked for). But suddenly I received a phone call and what seemed to be a very curt and impromptu interview by a very senior person at the company. No welcome on board or anything like that. It ended with him saying that he hadn't had a chance to review my CV yet.

    Now I'm left wondering if the offer still stands! I've already declined another interview just this morning and am going to be so annoyed if there is any problem. Any advice?


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    May I ask - Did you get the offer in a formal written contract?

    If you have answered "no" to the above question then I personally would say that you were not made a "formal" offer. "Formal" offers come from organizational decision makers not message delivers (administrators) and come in the form of a contract.

    From your posting it seems as if an admin. called to see how you value yourself - you gave a number - the call ended - the number you gave was given to an organizational decision maker - the number you gave was not in the company's willing to pay range.

    My perspective on this is - Nothing is complete/official/agreed on until it is "signed, sealed and delivered."

    Last edited by Alby; 28-06-2007 at 12:59 AM.

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    The line manager sent me an email, stating that they are offering me the position. I had stated my salary expectations during the interview, and I called to say that I accept on the understanding that the salary & terms would be in line with what I stated. The line manager said great and subsequently an HR person called and again spoke to me about salary and other particulars.

    Honestly, I don't think there is an issue with salary because the figure I stated is quite standard for this position and my education/qualifications/experience. I just don't understand why after all this, this executive director would call out of the blue and interview me over the phone as if things were back at square one.


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    onthelake,

    Possibly their is a miscommunication within the organization.

    Did you state to ED that you have already been made an offer by the line manager and have spoken with HR regarding the particulars?

    Do you know for a fact that the line manager has the authorization/ability to make an offer to you?

    Instead of second guessing I suggest in the morning you pick up the phone and speak with the line manager, explain that you are confused - that you received a call from the ED and hear how the LM explains the situation.

    This should give you a better idea of what the outlook is...