(Closed) When to email when an interviewer doesn't follow up

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I usually send a “thank you for your consideration, it was a pleasure meeting you, reiterate my interest in the position blah blah blah” email a day or two after the interview and if I don’t hear anything I leave it be.  I don’t know what recruiting experts recommend though, I just like hitting the ball back and knowing I’ve done everything I can.

I wouldn’t worry too much about appearing pushy with the recruiter, as long as you keep your interactions professional you’ll be fine.  Just say you’re following up regarding the email to book travel.  Odds are the recruiter isn’t the one interviewing you anyway I’m guessing.  Good luck!!

Post # 3
1011 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah, I agree with PP – the thank you for your consideration emails should go out right after the interview. Generally, unless they email you letting you know if you didn’t get the job, don’t send an “I’m sorry it didn’t work out” – you don’t know what their actual timeline is, and usually firms don’t let everyone know that they’ve filled the position until the contract is signed, just in case it doesn’t work out with their first choice.

I’d definitely call or email the recruiter on Monday about the travel. That’s different, and super important.

Good luck!!

Post # 4
35 posts

Definitely send a thank you email right after the interview. Also feel free to interact with the recruiter as much as you like. Are these internal recruiters or a company retained to find talent? Either way, their goal is to get you hired. In my career, I’ve always worked with recruiters/headhunters, and they are usually the best source of information as they interface with the company and get feedback. Good luck in the job search!

Post # 5
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I just recently interviewed at a firm. I sent follow up thank yous the day after my interviews, and then checked in every two weeks.  Something along the lines of “I’m checking in to see if there are any updates and to reiterate my interest in the position” until I got an answer from them. Good luck!



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