I'm new to this stack exchange so I hope I don't ask something that's already been asked a thousand times.
I did a quick search and didn't find anything quite like my situation.
I was contacted by a recruiter from an IT consultancy company, and after a short chat they asked me to send her my updated resume, and told me they'd get back to me.
I did, but I never heard from them again. This was more than a week ago.
Should I follow up, or just drop it?
The way I see it there are three possible reasons:
They didn't like my resume. This seems unlikely, considering that my skills actually improved compared to the old CV they saw originally.
They don't think they can offer me enough to leave my current job. This also seems unlikely because right now I'm grossly underpaid and I was stupid enough to tell them my current pay during our phone chat (yeah, I know.)
They haven't had time to process my response. But if that was the case, how did they have the time to call me?
It's not even the first time it happens, either. The same thing happened a couple of months ago, and back then I just dropped it.
Now I'm not so sure that's the smartest way to deal with this.
I followed up with them, and still got no reply whatsoever. Whatever, it's their loss.
I just find this extremely irritating - it's simple good manners to reply to someone, especially if you're the one who first contacted them.