As I stated in a previous post, I recently had a job interview with a large COG for an entry-level planning position. This position would mean a lot to me if I were to get it--great experience in an area of planning that I'm quite interested in, good benefits, etc. (BTW, thanks to everyone for the advice on interviewing!). Now comes the waiting. The interview went VERY well; I was taken to lunch, my potential supervisor and I really hit it off, everyone seemed to like me, etc. Keep in mind that this position has been open since February, so it's unlikely they suddenly had a rush of qualified candidates in late June. All of these factors led me to believe that I have about an 85% chance of getting the job. I was made aware that the decision makers would be having a meeting yesterday (July 11) afternoon, and would contact me with a decision soon after that date. My question is, in a large public agency, after a hiring decision has been made, what happens? How soon is the candidate usually notified? Does it get turned over to HR, and so the HR staff has to make the call? They said to call them by Friday if I hadn't heard from them. Anyway, I'm literally losing sleep over this (I really want this job). Any opinions? What usually happens in your agency? Thanks!