Before you get frustrated and jump to conclusions that you lost the job, keep in mind that recruiters and managers are busy people (like yourself). The hiring process is just that, a process. It can take a long time before the company reaches a decision. Here’s what to do in the meantime.
Here’s How Long You Should Wait To Follow Up At Every Point In The Job Search
After You’ve Submitted an Application…
You should follow up between five and 10 business days — unless you applied blindly, then you’re at the mercy of the company and if/when they decide to respond. However, if someone referred you, it would be in your best interest to check in with that person directly after seven to 10 business days — you want to give the people you know a little more leeway to decide.
After Your Phone Interview…
Follow up the same day! If things went well, and you’re eager to find out your next move, this is not the time to be shy. Following up on the same day emphasizes your interest in the company and your perspective role.
After Your In-Person Interview..
Send out an email, or a letter (mailing letters still exists you know), and state how appreciative you are of the opportunity. Make sure to highlight your interest in the job and how much you look forward to connecting again soon.
If You Received an “I’ll Let You Know” Email…
If you went through the interview process, sent your follow up emails, and received but your online shopping newsletters — be patient! Wait at least 10 business days to send another email just checking in. And, if you’ve received an offer for another job, it’s perfectly reasonable to reach out to let them know about another offer you’re evaluating.
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