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I sent a job application to company X a month ago. This is a big global company with thousands of employees and currently hundreds of job vacancies.

10 days ago I got a reply like this:

Thanks for your interest in an opportunity here at Company X! I'm on the recruiting team and would love to find time for us to connect in the next week or so.

When are you available for a 10 minute call?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Mr Recruiter

So I replied to this from my email inbox but the email bounced as it was sent from donotreply@companyx.com

Confused I got the recruiter on LinkedIn and messaged them there.

I give it a few days and, Mr Recruiter doesn't accept my LinkedIn message or reply to it.

From the header of the original email I can see that Company X used CompanyX@myworkday.com. So I try to reply to that email address instead. That was 4 days ago and I've not heard anything back.

I really don't know what to do next. How else can I get in contact with this Recruiter who said they wanted to talk with me this week. It's maddening.

  • I send a job application to companyX a month ago. How did you do that? Over email or a job portal of the company? – Sourav Ghosh Feb 21 '20 at 12:43
  • Via a web portal set up by the company. – Ward Feb 21 '20 at 12:49
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It does not seem a situation that an organization would like their applicant to be in. However, we cannot rule out the possibility that this is because of a human error, the person from the recruiting team mistakenly used a no-reply mailer instead of their personal inbox to compose and send out the email.

In the current situation, you can do the following things:

  • Check the portal you used for making the application for any "Contact Us" link or a phone number. Also, re-read the job description, sometimes it contains the pointers to be able to find a contact in the organization, at least.
  • Scan the email you received for the presence of any other generic company correspondence mail ID or web page from where you can get a phone number /contact and get in touch about any update.
  • Wait for the recruiter to realize their mistake, and get in touch with you.
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You didn't get the job.

Move on (mentally and emotionally).

The vast majority of recruiters would be all over you if there was a possibility of you having done so (and their getting commission).

I give it a few days and, Mr Recruiter doesn't accept my LinkedIn message or reply to it.

Send an email requesting an update, but don't get your hopes up.

How else can I get in contact with this Recruiter who said they wanted to talk with me this week. It's maddening.

You don't, except sending a chase email. They submitted other candidates, along with other recruiters and likely one/some of these have been contacted for followup.

  • Recruiters would be all over him, HR is a very different story. – Dark Matter Feb 21 '20 at 15:23

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