My company is looking to hire and I told a former classmate (I'll call him Jake) about it since I feel he is qualified. He sounded interested in the position (it would be in a different department than mine), and we talked for a bit on the phone about the position & the company overall. He wasn't 100% sure about relocating (which he'd have to do for this job), but the conversation ended on a very positive note and Jake told me he'd send me his resume shortly.
It's been nearly a week already and I haven't gotten anything. As far as I know, Jake is not actively looking for a job, but on the phone he did say that he is very much open to new things (and I'd guess that he has even browsed around online a bit).
I found out today that my company is mid-process of interviewing a few candidates this week for the same position. Knowing how it goes in my company, Jake needs to get his resume in asap if he wants to get a fair chance before one of the other candidates gets hired.
I don't want to pressure him if he has decided he's not interested, but I do want to make sure he has a good chance at the job if he is interested.
Should I send him a note telling him about the timeline that I am foreseeing, or just forget about it unless he sends me his resume?
Other background info:
I told him to send me his resume rather than applying online, since referrals get taken with 4X the amount of seriousness compared to a seemingly-random application through the online portal.
Although Jake & I used to be classmates, we've been out of touch for a while (and never had a real friendship either). He's much more of an acquaintance than a friend or coworker, so it's possible that he might feel uncomfortable telling me outright that he has changed his mind and is no longer interested.