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How much time does it take IBM to release an offer letter?

How much time does it take IBM to release an offer letter? I tried calling HR but she is not responding.

For lateral hiring there is complete different story. Every candidate will have different skill, different expected CTC.

how many days IBM takes to release offer letter


From company side, there would be certain requirement and constraints too. So in some of the case even after having good/outstanding interview, a candidate do not get offer letter. Now we will discuss the process after HR has discussed on CTC and other stuffs.


Budget vs Expected CTC: If your expected CTC is at higher side and their budget is not enough then they may keep you on hold and try interview other candidate whose ECTC is low.


If that candidate is good enough and under budget, they will hire that candidate and you wont get offer letter ever. In such a scenario you wont get any response from HR.


Upcoming project goes to hold: Many of the time a company start hiring when they are about to win a deal in a project bidding. They will hire many people for upcoming project.


But somehow they did not won the project, then entire recruitment process also goes on hold and no one gets the offer letter. They will say your candidature is on hold.


Your interview performance Vs ECTC: Sometime you are an outstanding performer but you are demanding for high CTC, in such case they take time to decide. They will not let you go and anyhow they will try to accommodate you by extending their budget and again it takes time.


Project Requirement: Sometime what happens, company wait for some selected candidate to join after certain notice period. But at last moment the candidate denies to join.


In such scenario again there would be escalation from higher management on HR to provide resource ASAP. In such case they might complete and release offer letter with in 3-4 days.


So for lateral hiring, many factors are there to play major role on releasing offer letter early or with delay. In some case candidate gets offer letter immediately and in some case it takes a week, 2 weeks or a month also.


It all depends on above mentioned factors. So its not like, HR has done the discussion and offer will be released ASAP always. There are some internal documentation, approval processes and multiple factors. A candidates offer letter have to go through those process then only offer is released.


I hope you would have understood this. As per my experience, I have seen people are getting offer letters in a week in IBM after HR round is done.


If you are calling them and they are not responding, it does not mean you are rejected or HR is ignoring you. For you, it's one to one situation. But for HR it's one to many situation. She would be processing many profiles. Certain process takes time, if they start taking calls, they won't be able to do their work. So wait patiently. It's not like only you need a job, for them also you are important because they have invested time and resource in taking interviews. Be positive and keep trying other interviews also and do follow up in 3 to 4 days of interval.


Read This also: How much is the in-hand salary if the CTC is 14.5 LPA (fixed)?


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  1. Very nicely explained and now i got to know the in and out!

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