BLUF: Moving on from an interview that went really well with former manager.

Hi, everyone. I had my first truly shrewd career move - I wrote to a former manager! The story is for a different time, but the short story is her New Yorker personality didn't play well in the Southern US, but was awesome for me, because Tourette's needs short and to the point instruction. The culture when she left overall was better, but for me specifically, my new boss told me he didn't know tax (my whole job). So, i'd tell you the culture got worse, because any accomplishment I made for the business, wouldn't be understood. Culture is up to the manager!

I'm a known quantity to her, and she really liked my work. She said, "I talked with my manager about creating a role, and the next day - no lie - your resume shows up on my desk. You were the person I had in mind".

She interviewed me before the position was even posted (May 28, 2019) on the job sites. That was nearly a month ago. The post went to LinkedIn about a week ago (6/18/19). I'm struggling to keep focused.

I've followed the Manager Tools follow up suggestions: thank you notes and an email about a week and a half after the notes.

I'm considered a passive, discerning job seeker - i'm already employed.

Chris Zeller's picture

Hi Proc,

That's a great short story. Thanks for sharing. 

Have you gotten an offer? Will you choose to take it if you do?

Keep us posted and let us know how things go.


ProcReg's picture

Thanks! I really try to write well. I would accept an offer.

I don't have an offer. After a month, I'm not even sure she's the final decision maker. I have another interview somewhere else Monday morning.

I can only present why I'm the best candidate. I'm beyond employable, but the contracting I did in the recession just will not be dropped. It's really stupid.