I was scheduled to do my phone screen on April 28th, then after rescheduling I passed my phone screen on May 5, 2019. But my recruiter "Sarah" didn't contact me again until last Wednesday, May 22nd. So this whole process has taken about a month so far, and I've e-mailed Sarah about the process 4 times since then. Not sure whether this is a lot, and honestly it probably didn't have a lot of effect so maybe I just shouldn't e-mail her much? But then again, maybe she would have replied slower if I hadn't spammed her so much?
She said [big software company] had filled all the SRE roles in that location, but that [big software company name] and [recruiter name] were looking for a place for me, since my interviewer liked my interview.
My question is: what should I do now? I'd been e-mailing my recruiter every 2-3 days after the first interview, trying to hear feedback, but I think I may have annoyed her a bit. While I believe it is her job to inform me of updates in a timely manner, I also don't want to piss her off because if she's annoyed, she might tell someone who has the authority to keep me from getting the job.
I could try to get another offer somewhere else just to make them move faster, give better starting salary, etc. But I'm focusing on a Computer Science Ph.D application and would rather not throw something else into the mix
Should I keep bothering the recruiter once a week? Apply to other jobs? Drop off the grid til she reaches out and contacts me? Particularly interested to hear from the recruiter perspective, if any of y'all are recruiters