How long to hold out hope??

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you been calling or emailing to follow up?

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been called weeks later, though generally it’s within 1-2 weeks.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

At DH’s company, they close the posting the week before they make a decision, and interview while the post is up.

Bit I’ve gone WEEKS between applying and getting an interview!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I would give it a couple of weeks. Sometimes things come up and they don’t get to review the resumes right away, or they get so many that it’s hard to get through all of them.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It all depends (helpful, right?). We send out emails to everyone who applies, so if you haven’t heard anything from me, then you’re still being considered (unless you’re vastly underqualified, we don’t notify anyone until we’ve actually filled the position), but I realize that’s not standard. We’ll have some positions posted for a week, do interviews the next three days, fill the position by the end of that week. SOME positions, though, we’ll post, have it up for 6 weeks (or whatever) and two months later we’re finally starting interviews. I HATE when that happens, but some departments drag their feet more than others.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It depends.  In my industry, a lot of job postings are contingent on other factors and sometimes they never come through.  Government jobs take months and months to hear sometimes, if you even ever hear back at all. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would still look up the company and make a call, even if you just leave a message with the receptionist. Our company rarely calls people back unless they show additional interest in the position by following up.

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