Does orientation mean you got the job? (in most cases)

Canada
September 8, 2010 5:17pm CST
I just went for a job interview at Canadian Tire. The woman interviewing seemed to like me a lot and said that my interview went VERY well. She said she would love to "take me on" and would be doing that unless one of my references says I'm a serial killer or something like that. She told me the orientation would be on Tuesday. So from all of what she was saying, it sounds like I'm hired.. But I thought I'd ask here, does inviting me to orientation mean I'm hired? It would be my first job so I really don't know.
13 responses
• Portugal
9 Sep 10
yes it means you are hired^^ orientation is where they will explain you what you have to do in your job^^ then if they dont like your work they can fire you but they pay the days you went to orientation^^ and if she liked you if you learn things well for sure she will accept you and make a contract with you^^ dont worry and work hard^^ if you do that for sure you be there for the time you want^^
• Canada
10 Sep 10
Looks like you're right.. I got a call a few hours ago from them saying I'm hired.
@carpediem17 (1317)
• Singapore
9 Sep 10
hi for3verfamous, sounds very positive although it would make sense to sign the letter of appointment not later than the day of orientation. I mean you would be interested to see your terms of employment and such first.
• Canada
10 Sep 10
As long as it involves money it sounds fine to me..
@eden_shii (508)
• Australia
9 Sep 10
Based on my own personal experience, YES. Being included in the Job Orientation mean that you are hired. However, it could mean that you are temporarily hired or under the probationary period. Once you've met the company standard or you're showing a good performance in a certain period of time, you'll be hired permanently as a regular employee. Congratulations! :-)
• Canada
9 Sep 10
That makes sense. You don't know what the workers are really capable of until you put them on the job anyway.
@dags_03 (42)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
Most of the time when you were invited to attend the orientation means you are being hired. As what I experienced I was being interviewed first then attended the orientation for the proper work designation. So in short you are hired now. COngratz
• Canada
9 Sep 10
That is, If they end up calling me tomorrow, but if they said all that to me today then didn't call me... Lets just say I wouldn't be too happy with them.. haha.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
8 Sep 10
Orientation is meant to check your ability and your attitude in the company. The interview went well and the company wants to hire you. But they need to see that their choice is not a mistake by creating this orientation. It takes between 2 - 3 months, depends on the company policy. When those orientation time is up and you are seen as capable for the job and have a good attitude then the company will either offer you a contract or just put you an a permanent staff. So orientation is crucial and critical period. You need to show your best effort on this period.
• Canada
9 Sep 10
The type of orientation this is, is just a 1 day thing. It's a few hours and it's basically to introduce you to the job and show you how things are done. I'm sure what you said is true as well though, it takes a while to get put on permanent staff.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
8 Sep 10
Usually, orientation would mean that you have been hired. But there may be exceptions. If you did get hired, congrats!!
• Canada
9 Sep 10
Hopefully those exceptions are only for the really bad workers.. lol Thank you!!
• France
8 Sep 10
I guess, you've passed the test. Congrats. I am sure you will make it a prof. Good luck!
• Canada
8 Sep 10
I hope so!! I'm pretty excited.. Thanks for your response!
@jeffyryi (78)
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
Listen to your senses..you know. Here are some tips, you have to be prepared though; -wear comfortable but formal outfit -bring writing materials because you might taking notes -be observant and try to absorb bits of information -be cooperative and ask questions if you need to. -determine to understand and appreciate company's goals and its culture -take some food just in case -and, Don't be late' Congrats! and you're good to go
@boymelvs (138)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
on my opinion you've already in a probationary stage,you are invited to attend the orientation to introduce yourself to work you've apply,be familiar to the work area,to know the rules and regulation of the company and to meet you new co-employee personally and etc..
@ZeXyRech (38)
9 Sep 10
Congratulations! The interviewer seems to be very interested about you and how you like the job you're applying for. Most of the time, orientation means that you've got the job. However, you still need to undergo trainings and tests for the company to see your performance if you really fit the job. So, once you've passed the training, there you can say that you really got the job!
@richard03 (133)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
orientation... i think if your going to have this on a job, i think you got the job, because in an orientation they are already inform you about the job itself on the area. by this time they specify all do's and don't during your time of work... so for me orientation means you got the job....congratulation!!!! peace!
@PAPIMANN (28)
9 Sep 10
Certainly you are hired that's why you are invited.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
8 Sep 10
Yes, barring anything odd coming up on your background check you got the job. That's what I tell my new hires. I run a call center. A background check can take a few days to complete. If I like them and their experience it all depends on how that report comes back. 9 out of 10 times it is fine.