I started a graduate job about 6 months ago and it really is not what I expected or want. So I approached a company I worked for on a placement one summer and asked if they had any vacancies. I met up with my old manager, he discussed 4 possible options they had for me and we left on a gentlemans agreement that I'd take up one of the roles.
I was told to expect it to take a month for a contract to be set up, and we are almost at that point now.
I emailed after a couple of weeks to check how things were going and was told to expect something at the start of last week, after not hearing anything I emailed again a couple of days ago and have not had a reply, which is odd because I know he would normally reply fairly quickly, I also know he's been in the office.
Naturally I'm quite concerned, this job is a perfect fit for me, could anyone advise how to best approach the situation now?
How long is the correct amount of time now to wait before sending another email?
I am wanting to move jobs sooner rather than later, so I'm looking into other vacancies, but if I do apply for other vacancies it's a small city and the tech companies talk, so it would get back to my old manager as they are on my CV and I don't want him to think I'm not wanting the job with him as they are my first choice.