I interviewed for a position at a large government contractor on December 12. On December 21, the recruiter called to say they were preparing an offer for me. She asked about my availability start (I said ASAP), confirmed the position would be fully remote, and quoted me a salary (much higher than expected). She then said they’d have to create a new requisition for me (job I interviewed for was not intended to be remote), confirm a few things with hiring manager and other leadership. No timeline was provided for written offer. I haven’t had any communication at all since. However I do see a new requisition was created and my application materials were uploaded to “apply” for it. It closed after two days.
My questions: is the slower timeline because of the holidays? Is creating new requisition to hire someone a slower process, or one that is less guaranteed? Admittedly in the past written offers have come much more rapidly after verbal offers for me, though I’ve never been in a search during this time or year, or had a new req created to be hired. Thanks!