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how long to wait till company gets back

A company interviewed me on the phone, and took my references.The 3rd party recruiter said I was one of the "good" candidates they were looking at.
How long to wait till I get a reply? Is it polite to ask back?

Friday, November 28, 2003

5 working days is my usual.

Call to see if theres any action on the application, don't say stuff like you've got another offer, no games.

Good Luck.

Friday, November 28, 2003

A letter in the mail is probably even more impressive.
Saturday, November 29, 2003

Send a letter or email saying how much you'd like to work there, what you think you'd bring to the company etc, etc. It really does make a difference.

Duncan Smart
Saturday, November 29, 2003

I agree with calling to ask if there was any more information they would like you to provide, or if there are any outstanding application issues you should be aware of.  Then you can ask them if they have a timeline for candidate selection.

Of course I did all of this and it still took 2 months for me to get the nod on one job... sometimes HR is just plain slow.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

A friend of mine received a job offer from a company NINE MONTHS after they interviewed him!

Mr Jack
Monday, December 1, 2003

>NINEMONTHS after they interviewed him!

Chances are you do not want to work in such a company that takes 9 months to hire somebody. Tells me something about the speed of changes at the place.

Monday, December 1, 2003

  Well, maybe they filled the first position with someone else, and didn't give any feedback to the other's candiates.  Then, nine months later, when another person was needed, they just decided to look at the resumes they already got.

  But again, maybe you're right, and everything in the company takes a birth to happen.

Ricardo Antunes da Costa
Monday, December 1, 2003

I agree with Ricardo. maybe something-else-you-haven't-thought-of happened. Perhaps they couldn't take someone on at that time but nine months later they could? The point is the possibilities are large. It is less likely (in my humble opinion) that the gears of HR took nine months to turn, as suggested.

Gavin van Lelyveld
Wednesday, December 3, 2003

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