I have been in contact with a company I want to apply to since about September. For reference it is a Biotech company in NY.
The two people I am in contact with are from recruiting / on-boarding / university relations. I had a pre-screening interview in November for the position I applied to, and as of now am still waiting for feedback.
I met my contacts through my university career fair, and upon the most recent career fair one of the more senior people there (a contact of mine now through LinkedIn of his volition) knew of my application.
When I asked him my "status" he said the company was trying to get a "head count" of people needed since they are expanding, and I guess he could not give me an exact answer.
What I want to know is how long this "head count" process usually takes, or if I can contact them in a "proper" way to determine my status in relation to their "head count". I do not want to sound annoying by sending constant emails.