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    Post In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect

    "In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect."

    I received this email from a hiring manager. I would like to reply back on that proposed time. What should I say in such a context?

    My suggestion:

    1- "After about 4 weeks, I am here reconnecting with you."
    2- "After almost 4 weeks, I am reconnecting with you in the hopes that I will be put through interview process."

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    Re: In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect

    Quote Originally Posted by Economist2010 View Post
    "In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect."

    I received this email from a hiring manager. I would like to reply back on that proposed time. What should I say in such a context?

    My suggestion:

    1- "Yes. In four weeks, let's reconnect."
    2- "In four weeks, I will call you in the hopes that I will be put through interview process."
    There's no need to repeat the manager's words. And you don't want to sound pushy.

    So a better answer would (a) express thanks and enthusiasm and (b) nail down the details:

    Yes. Thank you. That would be great. Shall I call you then?

    Then the hiring manager will reply to tell you which one of you will make the call.

    If she says she'll call you, wait five weeks. If you don't hear from her, call just to check in.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect

    And "reply" is sufficient. (Instead of "reply back".)
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    Re: In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect

    "In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect."

    I think the above is ungrammatical and is bad English, to start with.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect."

    I think the above is ungrammatical and is bad English, to start with.
    This is the email that I received from the hiring manager who is an English native speaker.

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    Re: In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect

    Quote Originally Posted by Economist2010 View Post
    This is the an email that I received from the hiring manager, who is an English a native English speaker.
    Being a native English speaker doesn't mean someone writes grammatical English at all times. It's entirely possible he doesn't even realise it's not right.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Mar-2021 at 15:14.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In about 4 weeks will be a good time to reconnect

    Quote Originally Posted by Economist2010 View Post
    This is the email that I received from the hiring manager who is an English native speaker.
    Right. That's why I didn't correct it. We're helping with your English, not the hiring manager's.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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