I recently interviewed for a job that I'm really interested in. Had 3 rounds of interview and cleared all of them. HR then asked for references. After contacting the references I listed, HR sent an email on Monday saying they are working on putting together an offer for me and will get back to me by end of the week.
However, I got an offer from another company on Wednesday so requested the first company to let me know if they can let me know if the process is moving forward so that I can decide on how to proceed further. I also made it clear this company is my first preference. HR scheduled a call for next day and said that they are working with lawyers to prepare a contract and it is taking time as they were hiring from a different country and the process is new for them.
We agreed that we would talk again on Monday and she would update me on the status. Now it is Saturday and I'm still waiting for an update from them. I sent follow up email on Monday and Wednesday but HR haven't replied. So I'm worried that they might have stopped the hiring process because I told I have another offer.
I have 2 more days to accept this new offer but really hoping that the first company will reach out to me. It is my dream job and I was so excited.
Any thoughts on why HR isn't replying to my email? Are they just busy or decided to not offer me the position?