I recently interviewed for a very public facing position with a local government. A search firm is being used to select a candidate for this position. After the initial interview, the firm contacted me to schedule a Skype interview, as well as tentatively flag a day ~1 month down the road where I can travel to the location (I live several states away) for in person interviews. They also asked for a large amount of information to be emailed to them (forms to fill out, documentation on various aspects of previous employment). The process of filling out and collecting this information was lengthy.
I sent the documents last Friday (at this point 2 business days ago) and received no confirmation from the firm. Now, I understand that Friday was rolling into a holiday, but they have not contacted me to cancel the upcoming interviews. I checked the email address that I sent the documents to and it was correct. Should I have expected an email from the firm to let me know that they did in fact receive my materials? Should I send an email to the firm to inquire if there is anything else they need from me? In this case, I closed the email with:
Let me know if you need anything else,
Since this is a very public process, it is unlikely that the search firm (who is being paid big dollars to vet candidates) has already made a decision.