When can I expect to hear back from recruiter?

Daisy_84
Daisy_84 Posts: 211
First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper Combo Breaker
Forumite
I’m job searching in the corporate world after a 4 year absence.

Last Thursday I had an initial interview with the internal Talent Acquisition manager and he was saying they will take me through to the next stage of the interview. 

He was also saying that my level experience is more at a senior level so would be willing to try and pitch for a higher salary for me and he needs to discuss and sign it off with the recruiting director who is away for a few days. 

I’ve not heard back since Thursday. I worry that I may have been too friendly in the interview and put him off (smiling too much and I stupidly said thank you when he said he will look to pitching a higher salary for me).

P.S. I’m not asking for a higher salary to be greedy. I need a higher salary to justify travelling by train into London daily from a remote village daily, at £60 a return.

Comments

  • Marcon
    Marcon Posts: 10,025
    First Anniversary Name Dropper Combo Breaker First Post
    Forumite
    Daisy_84 said:
    I’m job searching in the corporate world after a 4 year absence.

    Last Thursday I had an initial interview with the internal Talent Acquisition manager and he was saying they will take me through to the next stage of the interview. 

    He was also saying that my level experience is more at a senior level so would be willing to try and pitch for a higher salary for me and he needs to discuss and sign it off with the recruiting director who is away for a few days. 

    I’ve not heard back since Thursday. I worry that I may have been too friendly in the interview and put him off (smiling too much and I stupidly said thank you when he said he will look to pitching a higher salary for me).

    P.S. I’m not asking for a higher salary to be greedy. I need a higher salary to justify travelling by train into London daily from a remote village daily, at £60 a return.

    If you initial interview was only last Thursday, and the recruiting director was 'away for a few days', then you're being hopelessly optimistic (or pessimistic, depending on which way you look at this!) to expect to have heard anything further yet. 

    Daisy_84 said:


    P.S. I’m not asking for a higher salary to be greedy. I need a higher salary to justify travelling by train into London daily from a remote village daily, at £60 a return.

    An employer will usually pay what they think the role is worth, not what an individual 'needs'. Occasionally they will pay to get their ideal candidate, but if you've been out of the corporate world for four years, that might not (at present) be you. Either way, you need to negotiate on the basis of the strengths you have and the contribution you could make to their success - not flag that you live miles from anywhere and try to argue that the cost of your train fare is a good reason to you pay more. That's not their problem - it's yours. 

    Saying thank you is very rarely stupid...and good luck!
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • Daisy_84
    Daisy_84 Posts: 211
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    Forumite
    Marcon said:
    Daisy_84 said:
    I’m job searching in the corporate world after a 4 year absence.

    Last Thursday I had an initial interview with the internal Talent Acquisition manager and he was saying they will take me through to the next stage of the interview. 

    He was also saying that my level experience is more at a senior level so would be willing to try and pitch for a higher salary for me and he needs to discuss and sign it off with the recruiting director who is away for a few days. 

    I’ve not heard back since Thursday. I worry that I may have been too friendly in the interview and put him off (smiling too much and I stupidly said thank you when he said he will look to pitching a higher salary for me).

    P.S. I’m not asking for a higher salary to be greedy. I need a higher salary to justify travelling by train into London daily from a remote village daily, at £60 a return.

    If you initial interview was only last Thursday, and the recruiting director was 'away for a few days', then you're being hopelessly optimistic (or pessimistic, depending on which way you look at this!) to expect to have heard anything further yet. 

    Daisy_84 said:


    P.S. I’m not asking for a higher salary to be greedy. I need a higher salary to justify travelling by train into London daily from a remote village daily, at £60 a return.

    An employer will usually pay what they think the role is worth, not what an individual 'needs'. Occasionally they will pay to get their ideal candidate, but if you've been out of the corporate world for four years, that might not (at present) be you. Either way, you need to negotiate on the basis of the strengths you have and the contribution you could make to their success - not flag that you live miles from anywhere and try to argue that the cost of your train fare is a good reason to you pay more. That's not their problem - it's yours. 

    Saying thank you is very rarely stupid...and good luck!
    Point taken around the salary situation. The reason I mentioned it to the talent acquisition person is that I’ve been working as a contractor for the last four years working remotely, albeit in a different area of work. I’m currently on a good daily rate and that offsets any travel, so in asking what I asked for I also took into account what I’m currently getting. He then told me what the role is going to be paying and I reflected to him that it’s too little.

    One of the reasons I want to go back to a corporate environment is simply because I miss being around people and networking. The technical skills I have are in a niche area, so my hope is that I’m still marketable. The HR guy rated me as senior compared to their recent recruits in the same area of work which took me by surprise.
Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 341.8K Banking & Borrowing
  • 249.7K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.2K Spending & Discounts
  • 234K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 606.2K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 172.5K Life & Family
  • 246.8K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.8K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards