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Time-frame between Interview-Tentative Offer-Being contacted for fingerprints-Official Offer

Current situation: In less than 2 weeks I got an interview, kelsen110/02/18
Took my wife more than 6 months. It depends. fuckyouracists10/02/18
Mine went very fast (a week I think) between TO and the Offi gw050910/03/18
I know somebody who interviewed and then didn't get called w fettywap10/02/18
If you want the federal job, be up front with your other off jd4hire10/03/18
kelsen1 (Oct 2, 2018 - 5:27 pm)

Current situation: In less than 2 weeks I got an interview, my references where checked and got a TO without a starting date. TO accepted. I would like to know, specially for the newly fed employees (recently hired) how long was the process between the TO, fingerprints and Official Offer. The thing is that I have another job opportunity, of course the fed one is the one that I have been waiting on for years and years but I am a bit afraid about the waiting period... what if something happen? Or what if it takes forever? Honestly, some part of me is thinking that I will get any notification soon because of the short amount of time among the interview and TO, it looks like they need to start soon. Another part of me is afraid of reject the other offer. But at the same time I would not like to start and then right away received the official offer and then have to leave....what would you do?? Should I wait for any news (honestly that's what I want) ....should I give my resignation letter to my current employer and start the new one while waiting??

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fuckyouracists (Oct 2, 2018 - 6:55 pm)

Took my wife more than 6 months. It depends.

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gw0509 (Oct 3, 2018 - 9:56 am)

Mine went very fast (a week I think) between TO and the Official. This was back in 2014. Definitely don't give notice at your current job until you get the official offer since the TO is exactly that, tentative. Work on getting the on-boarding docs complete ASAP and hopefully that gets an official offer to you quickly. Congrats!

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fettywap (Oct 2, 2018 - 9:59 pm)

I know somebody who interviewed and then didn't get called with an offer for about a year. They get in no hurry.

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jd4hire (Oct 3, 2018 - 8:36 am)

If you want the federal job, be up front with your other offer and tell the truth. If they're angry, so what. Not much more they could ask for you and anyone with a brain would understand why you'd want to go with the fed.

Worst case, if the fed takes a long time or something happens with the offer, you go back to square one. You've gotten offers now, you can do it again in the future if you have to.

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