(Closed) HR folks: When are they going to call me?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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12833 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not HR, but I believe they’d probably call the candidates they’re interested in in the next week or so (after Thanksgiving).  In my experience, most large companies don’t call everyone who applied. 

Post # 5
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12833 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mnp:  Yeah, I think rejection letters are becoming a thing of the past, slowly!  I work for the government, and once you apply, it seems like your resume is lost in a void, until they call you six months later and you try to remember what job you applied for.  Ugh.  Good luck, though!  I hope you hear soon!

Post # 6
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mnp:  I’ve never gotten rejection letters. You just never hear back if they aren’t interested. I applied to 4-5 different positions at a very large company once, and only heard back about the one I actually ended up getting.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m a HR Director and I beg you to please please NOT call and check the status of your application.  HR budgets have been cut too and we simply don’t have the time/resources to speak with everyone that applies. We send automated “thank you for your application” postacrds but only send rejection letters if a candidate is interviewed.  You will be contacted directly if they are interested in an interview.

 

Good luck!!!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mnp:  A lot of companies especially bigger ones use rrecruiters instead of HR for selecting canidates, then they contact the person they are interested in for an interview with the hiring manager. 

Post # 10
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334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I feel with you. Going through something similar. Applied to a job, interviewed, but everything has been very delayed with Sandy, and they admitted so.

I was in close contact with the person in HR throughout the process. Do you think I would get a rejection letter if I wasn’t hired? I feel like sometimes that falls off the map, but they were so good about communicating up until now it would seem odd for there to be no formal cutoff.

 

Post # 11
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@KLC216:  Honestly with the holidays/Sandy I wouldn’t expect to hear anything until after the 1st of the year.  It does depend though.  If you have interviewed for a position and not heard back 2 weeks later it is appropriate to follow up with your contact. Email is preferred contact : )

And keep in mind that with companies whose new budgets start at the calendar year might change which positions they decide to fill.  It’s entirely possible the position you interviewed for has been eliminated.

 

I don’t want to freak you out at all- just giving you some HR secrets 😉

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The company I work for is about half that size and they take 3 months from posting a position to actually hiring.  And they only contact the applicants for interviews about 2.5 months in.  It’s almost crazy because the best candidates have found jobs by then even in this economy, and of course it’s commented they didn’t “get the best people because they weren’t available anymore” o-O… ya think?!

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