I am a software developer looking to change current jobs. I went through a round of many interviews (all online) with a company that is stateside, plus received positive feedback on all of the interviews. In my the last interview (the final round), I mentioned I was not currently stateside and outside the country due to the quaratine as the border was closed.
So it did not seem to cause an issue with anyone since they said the office is closed until next year, everyone was remote, (also the job is remote as well until then) and they asked if I will be back before the office opens up, and I said yes it will be no issue I will be back way before than (which is true as I should be back next month).
So after, talking to everyone had a sense everything went well, until this morning. Granted I did not receive the generic "sorry we are moving on with other candidates" email. I did instead receive something that could be taken in the same way from HR, the reply I received from the HR receptionist, (the one handling all my interviews and so on, I thanked her for all the help she has given me). Her reply was "Great that you have a interest in "COMPANY NAME" the team enjoyed speaking to you as well, please keep in touch with your current situation and when you expect to return to the states." That was all.
- So I wanted to ask what response (if any) should I respond with to this email?
- What was the red flag that I set off, by saying I was not stateside currently?
- Would you feel that the rejection email is on the way as well, or am I reading to much into this?
- Any tips to avoid this again?
Just wanted some general feedback as well, as it was a hit in my confidence, since I really wanted this job, as the company seemed great, definitely was a first choice type of place.