Did I get the job? No official offer but they’re running a background check...

PocketLumberjackPocketLumberjack Posts: 162Member ■■■□□□□□□□
The interview went well, at least I think it did. They asked about my salary requirements which was in the range that they pay for the position. They asked when I could start and gave me a tour. I also filled out a background check authorization form. But I have not got an official offer. Ideas?
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  • mgeoffriaumgeoffriau Posts: 162Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    My experience is fairly limited, but I've never had a company pay for the background check and/or drug test, and then not make an offer.
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  • jrisbrookjrisbrook A+, Net+, Sec+, ITIL Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Normally the formal offer comes after they run the background check/ drug test etc.
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  • EANxEANx Posts: 1,077Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    That seems normal, they're interested.
  • H-bombH-bomb Posts: 116Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    It’s usually a good indicator that you got the job. icon_thumright.gif
  • PaycheckPaycheck Posts: 16Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    They wouldn't spend the money to run the background check unless you were the winner, or at least a strong finalist.
  • N7ValiantN7Valiant Senior Member Posts: 360Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Good odds bro, my background check was quickly followed by a formal job offer.
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  • PocketLumberjackPocketLumberjack Posts: 162Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks all! Of course I have lived in multiple states over the past couple years so my background check will take longer! I was just getting a little nervous/ antsy because this is the last piece of my families relocation puzzle lol.
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  • PocketLumberjackPocketLumberjack Posts: 162Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Update: I guess there were couple more interviews they wanted to do but while waiting for answer I had 2 phone screening calls that should also turn into interviews.
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  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youPosts: 2,714Mod Mod
    couple of more interviews that they did with you or interviewed other people? A good idea to go to other interviews in the meantime.
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  • Basic85Basic85 Senior Member Posts: 176Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I've had interviews where they had me sign a background check with no offer, which made no sense to me. I personally think they were just filling some interview quota, "Oh look, I interviewed this amount of candidates and here's the proof a signed background check." to please EEOC or whatever equivalent in your country. So I wouldn't hold my breathe and just continue interviewing other companies.
  • TechGromitTechGromit A+, N+, GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Posts: 1,905Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    They asked when I could start and gave me a tour. I also filled out a background check authorization form. But I have not got an official offer. Ideas?

    Pretty standard stuff, having you fill out the paperwork for a background check doesn't mean they are going to actually proceed, it's a just in case, so they doesn't have to ask you to come back in a fill one out later. If you have a credit monitoring service where you can see someone checked your credit, it wouldn't put too much stock in the fact they had you do background check paperwork. As for giving you a tour, I find this often happens as well, if your halfway qualified, they will give you a tour, but if they like someone better they get the tour too, the only think a tour means is they like you enough to at least consider you, they might give the same tour to 5 other people.
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