Post # 1
Hey HR bees (and anyone else!) I’d love some feedback. I am starting to look for a new job, and have applied to a handful of places in the last month.
After the application deadline passes, how long should I keep my fingers crossed in hopes of being contacted for an interview?
Say for instance the deadline to apply is July 20th, and now on August 2nd if I haven’t been contacted is it likely they have already reviewed all of the resumes received and contacted those that seem like the right candidate?
Man, job searching is not fun. I know I shouldn’t complain because I currently have a great job, but it’s definitely a little blow to the ego…’What? They DON’T think I’m good enough to at least interview??’ I’d like to think I’ll be contacted by some of these places, but as the days go on I think I’d rather assume I didn’t get selected and move on. Easier said than done though.
What has been your experience with applying and hearing back??
Post # 3
Have you been calling or emailing to follow up?
Post # 4
I’ve been called weeks later, though generally it’s within 1-2 weeks.
Post # 5
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
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
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 # 8
@Westwood: It’s an online application program from their websites so I don’t have any contact information of anyone to follw up with. I get an email confirmation that my application has been received but it is always followed by “do not reply to this email”
Post # 9
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
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.
Post # 11
@Westwood: Good to know! I’ll try and find a contact number.