As a soon to be a university graduate, I applied to a position in a large software company. I had interviews in March. Since then, I have been asking the recruiter (this recruiter is an employee of the same company, not an external 3rd party) about the results per fortnight and the recruiter has been telling me that he hasn't heard back from the manager.
I contacted one of my interviewers about the result and he forwarded my e-mail to my recruiter as well. A friend of mine has applied to the same company at the same time, but different team and he has got an offer. After the offer they do background and reference checks. So it's not like manager is doing these checks before the offer.
I have an option to ask directly to the manager, but I am not too sure if this would affect my status bad or not. I could ask it to my recruiter but he would tell me that he hasn't heard anything from the manager. All I am interested is whether I got or will get an offer or not, if not there is not much point wasting my time for 2 months.
So my question is, is it okay to ask recruiter to ask manager to speed the process? If so how can I ask it? Also is it a good idea to ask manager directly (through e-mail)?