I think that this is a common thing that everyone runs into. I am currently looking for a new job. I received a call on Thursday and the HR person was wondering if I might be available on Sunday for an informal meeting with the hiring manager. I was available for an informal meeting. She then said that she would call back on Saturday for basically a phone interview for the position.
On Saturday, I received the phone call and we proceeded with the interview. I think that it went ok; there were a few technical questions that I wasn't sure of the answer. Once done, she said that she would pass my contact information over to the hiring manager so that we could talk directly to setup a phone interview (he was headed to another city and passing through my city along the way, hence the informal meeting).
Sunday came and I waited and waited and never received any kind of phone call. Today (Monday) I called the HR person from the number that she called me and left a message following up with her. I informed her that I did not receive a phone call from the hiring manager and I was wondering if I was still being considered for the position. I also left my number so that I can be called back (She probably has the number on file since it is on my resume).
It is almost closing time and I have not received any further communication from the hiring manager or the HR person.
What should I do? Should I wait until I get some communication or should I do some more follow up? Have I been dropped from the position or should I wait until I get the email saying that we will not be considering you for the position?
(As a side note, this is my first full-time professional job. I had some internship positions before but they responded quite quickly on these so I am not used to these long delays).
This is not the same as the suggested posting mainly because there was no scheduled time for the informal meeting and it is an informal meeting and not an interview (although, I wonder if there is really any difference between the two) The hiring manager was suppose to call me to setup an informal meeting to which he/she did not call at all. There was not time at which he/she would contact me. That was left up to the hiring manager. That is also assuming that the HR person actually forwarded my contact information to the hiring manager and the hiring manager received it.