Saturday, October 18, 2008

Interviews and confusion


So today I am going to write about a tricky situation I have landed in. The employer who had called me in and never showed up called back and invited me in for an interview. After a couple of interviews on different days, I did not hear back for a couple of weeks. I followed up, but did not get a response to the follow-up call.

Then suddenly I got a call to meet some clients at the office of the employer. I went, but was confused as to why I was being called to meet clients when I had not been offered, nor had I accepted, a job with this employer. However, I met the clients, and talked with the employer some more. I got a feeling that the employer was pleased and perhaps wants me to start. But I have not heard anything about the salary yet. Meanwhile, I got two other calls for interviews. How do I respond to the interview calls and how do I communicate to this employer that although I am interested in the firm, I cannot begin unless there is an agreement as to the terms of employment...and that agreement has to come soon or I will be blowing off other interviewers who *are* serious about the position?

Lost is me today.


MissAlexa said...

Ugh this doesn't sound too pleasant. How are clients getting your number when you are not even employed by them? Sounds a little weird to me but then again the practice of law doesn't function like everything else. I wouldn't pass up the other interviews. You don't owe this employer anything and you never know what the other places might be offering. Good luck!

Quest said...

Hey, MW how is your job search going? It looked like you were getting some good leads. I'm wondering whether you have now found a job that pays better and appreciates your work ethic. I found a part-time job, and I am currently planning to take the CA bar...