I am in a bit of a conundrum here.
I was interviewed in person by a panel of 5 interviewers(1 on 1, 5 hours back to back technical) last Friday. Today is the 4th day(Thursday here as I write this post).
As it happens that myself and all other people who are pursuing a Masters in CS course from my college are automatically enrolled in a mailing list where alumni working in different companies can post their job requirements and hire candidates directly from our college.
Yesterday (3rd day after my interview) I was just browsing the mailing list since I am in market for a new job and came across a certain mail which was posted by a guy who was one of the 5 interviewers I had interviewed with on Friday.He has posted a job position to be filled up, the same position for which I have been interviewed last Friday.
First Question : Does this mean automatically I have been rejected , since they are looking for new candidates ? (I know it depends on the number of positions they want to be filled in)
Second: I found the particular interviewer's LinkedIn profile. Shall I send an in mail and ask him about my application status? Please note that during my entire process, the HR was the only POC. I have already sent a mail to the HR yesterday(asking for a timeline, NOT a decision).
Third : I have a friend of mine who is working in the same company and happens to know the interviewer professionally and personally since they have both worked in the same team earlier. Shall I ask this friend of mine to indirectly ask the said interviewer about my decision? I know this is rude. I am not doing it. Just wanted to hear opinions from you guys.
Last, I haven't heard back from the HR as of today. Shall I just wait for next Monday(that completes 1 week) and reach back to the HR? or just move on...
Please help. ! This post might also help candidates who are in such a situation in future.!