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How do I properly follow-up with a hiring manager, to check on the status of a position?

I had an interview on Monday, which I think went fairly well. I was told that I was the last to interview for the position, and that they were expecting to make their decision by that Friday. I also ...
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Is it normal for a company not to contact you after a lengthy interview to let you know you didn't get the job? [closed]

My friend recently went to an interview with a small accounting software company. After she left the interview, she never heard back from them. The thing is, she'd already talked with the owner on ...
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Code Tests as part of the interview [duplicate]

Recently I applied to a company that I was really excited to work for. They, like many other companies, gave me a simple take home code challenge. I made sure all my code was clean, had comments, ...
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How often should I contact a company when they keep telling me my application is “under consideration”?

I've been through three interviews with one company: an initial phone interview, a 1hr phone interview with director, and was flown in and stayed overnight for the 3rd interview. I feel the interviews ...
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Should I follow up with an interviewer whose call I missed because it was at a different time than agreed?

I was supposed to have a phone interview yesterday with a high-level manager, and I had given my interviewer a list of times that were OK with me (he told me to do that, but looking back, I should ...
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How can I check on the progress of an application? [duplicate]

I submitted a programming test and job application a week ago today. I received an email back thanking me for my submission (the day after) and that it has been handed to the people who will be a) ...
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Should I call the interviewer directly, if HR aren't responding? [duplicate]

I had a first round telephonic interview with a company - I thought the interview went very well and I was hoping to hear back from them by now, but I haven't received any call yet. Whenever I call ...
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How can I handle a potential employer who is taking too long to definitively hire me?

I have been searching for a new job for about three months. I had a fantastic interview about a month ago with a place that I really, really would like to work for. It all went very well. But they ...
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Great interview - hiring manager never followed up, should I follow up with a call? [duplicate]

I recently had an interview that I felt went great! It lasted about an hour, I was asked some technical questions and was able to answer them all correctly. We spoke a lot about my previous projects ...
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Sent my resume to a recruiter but not heard back. Should I follow up? [duplicate]

I am in contact with a recruiter for a Company. This is the second time I've been in contact with this person. The first time was several months ago, and after an internal recommendation and several ...
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Is it okay to tell the preferred company that you have received other job offers?

I have recently applied to Company A. I have gone through the 1st and 2nd interview and everything seems to be going well. In the 2nd interview, the senior manager told me that HR would get back to me ...
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Is it appropriate to follow up on an online job application?

I applied for a job opening on Stackoverflow Careers about 2 weeks ago and haven't heard back from the company. Based on the job description, I'm pretty sure my skill set matches their requirements. ...
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Asked to return to intern again but HR and boss are not responding to emails

Last summer I had an internship at a local tech company doing software development. I felt like I did a pretty good job and was consistently told by my boss and team that they enjoyed my being there ...
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HR manager offered job over the phone, but didn't follow up [duplicate]

Last week, a HR manager called me to offer me a position and told me that he would email me a letter of confirmation. However, it's been a week and I didn't receive anything. Should I call or email ...
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Do I follow up on an unsolicited application?

One week ago, I emailed an HR person (unfortunately, it was just a jobs@....com address, I could not find out who the hiring manager actually was) with my resume and cover letter. I received an email ...
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When to send a thank you for the interview?

I am in the initial stages of being considered for a position at a different company, where I was encouraged to apply by a friend (Who would also be my supervisor in the new position). The first part ...
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Is it acceptable to offer assistance for background check?

It's been 2 weeks since I provided contacts for background check and as far as I know, no one has been contacted yet. I asked the recruiter if I can help out by providing more information if necessary ...
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Had to cancel first interview due to flu, company not responding to my email about re-scheduling. Should I re-apply?

I had an interview setup about a week ago, but had to cancel due to having the flu. After a brief email correspondence with the person who I'm suppose to interview with, he tells me it's fine, and ...
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How to respond when a recruiter asked me how I feel about the interview and told me they couldn't make a decision right now?

I just had my second interview about 10 days ago. Today I finally (the follow-up was expected to come up in 7 days actually) got an email from the recruiter in which the recruiter started by asking me ...
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Should I follow-up with potential employer after giving background check consent?

After interviewing and taking a computer assessment with a company, Human Resources contacted me to ask for my consent for a background check. I sent in the consent and received confirmation it was ...
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When writing a follow-up letter to an interview, how do I mention to a potential employer that I'll be attending a relevant conference?

I just interviewed with company A today, and I found out later in the day at my current job (company B) that I'm going to be attending a conference that is highly relevant to my interview and ...
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How many days after interview to follow up? [duplicate]

I am kind of on a gas burner in my current job and would like to find another option. Interview was 3 days back excluding the weekend in between. How many days after is best to follow up about the ...
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Job offered, interview done, salary offered, how to follow up?

I recently applied for a paid internship position at one of the banks in my country. The HR rep called me and scheduled me for an interview. I did the interview and the next day they offered me the ...
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How long is too long to wait for a response after a final interview? [closed]

I've been in interviews that have gone good and bad and can generally tell the outcome (especially if the last interview is with a technical manager for the area you would be working in). I seemed to ...
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Should I send a delayed thank-you two weeks after the interview?

I interviewed at a mid-size company (on-site) about 2 weeks ago and I totally forgot to send a follow-up thank-you email to my interviewer for showing me around the company and the great experience ...
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Using Interview Follow-Up to Highlight Skills

I recently had a job interview for a software developer position at a local company. It's been about a week and the interviewer just e-mailed me today and mentioned that he thought I interviewed well....
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When to email back after interview

I had an in person job interview about a week before Chrstmas. After the interview, they told me I would be contacted in a week with the company's response and if they didn't get back to me I should ...
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How to ask HR directly about the status of complaint I have made against my boss [closed]

I have written a complaint letter about my boss to HR. I haven't yet received any response on that. How do I follow up politely with HR about the status of my complaint?
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What does it mean when a recruiter says he/she will check in every few months?

I have had this experience before and I've also heard other people saying the same. People were contacted by some recruiter directly from the company and after a phone interview about general job ...
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After following up and not be contacted, is it okay to make contact?

I was reading this link, but my situation is a little different because I never had an interview. I submitted my application to a job posting twelve days ago, and after not hearing back from them, ...
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Post-Interview - Should I follow up with interviewer and recruiter?

So yesterday I had a great 2nd interview with a company. My first interview was with my recruiter at the company, this second interview was with a software engineer. It seemed to go very well and I ...
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how long should I wait to hear back? [duplicate]

I went to a job interview for a factory. (This is going to get confusing so bare with me) I applied for a machine operator, and they interviewed me for a line worker. Well after looking over my resume ...
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Following up after company said they would hire me

I had an interview at a company about a month ago. They initially said they'd contact me within a week. After 10 days of silence, I wrote them asking about the status of my application. They said that ...
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Would it be wrong to personally try to contact my interviewer for feedback if the recruiter doesn't respond?

These are similar questions I have looked into but they didn't answer my question: Would it be inappropriate to go around a recruiter and directly contact an employer with questions before a face-to-...
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Company wants to follow up after an interview. What does that mean?

I did a phone interview last week with a tech company for a mobile engineering position, and they called me in for an in-person interview the next day. The phone interview was with an HR person, and ...
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Had interview for Internship - Interviewing Manager seems to be busy

Two weeks ago I had an interview for an internship at a local software company. I thought the interview went well, and the managers that interviewed me said I would likely hear back from them within ...
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Thank You email after interview? [duplicate]

My interview went well and I'd like to send a Thank You email. He said they'd let me know by next week. It is Friday so should I send a thank you email right now, before their decision next week? I'...
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Correct course of action regarding interview response time [duplicate]

I had my final Amazon internship interview a bit more than 3 weeks ago. After this interview, the interviewer told me that I should contact my recruiter if I hear no response within 5 business days. ...
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How to deal with unanswered e-mails (where a response is expected) [duplicate]

It happens, probably once every month, that my manager does not reply to my e-mails where I'm asking a question or just expecting feedback. Most of the time he does reply but the times where he's not ...
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HR did not call up for a second Interview. Do I have to contact the Assistant Manager?

I attended an Interview on April 21st with a company. The Senior Manager and HR Executive interviewed me for the first round. I am afraid it did not go well as I could not meet one of their skills. ...
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Potential employer is uncontactable [duplicate]

I have recently applied to position X at a company. However they saw that I was more interested in field Y as listed on my CV so also put me forward to position Y which I previously did not see on ...
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What do I say when following up a job application that I haven't heard back from? [duplicate]

I applied for a job, and I thought my application was pretty good. I quickly received an automated reply saying that they'd be in touch shortly when applications close. But I haven't heard from ...
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Potential employer taking a while to accept or decline [duplicate]

I had an interview on May 30th, which resulted in an interview with 3 other people on the same team. My last interview was last week on Tuesday. I felt that the interviews went well. I emailed them on ...
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Should I ask an HR representative about timeframe for next round due to another offer?

I had the interview process going on for about a month with co. 'A'. Meanwhile, I had a telephonic HR round with another bigger firm 'B', offering a much better opening on Monday. on Tuesday, 'A' made ...
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Appropriate action when a recruiter doesn't follow up or respond as promised

Here's the situation: Several weeks ago I applied for an advertised position with a major US distributor. Within a few days I received an e-mail from a recruiter (who was employed with the company) ...
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Second time hiring manager not reaching back after telling me a specific date when she will contact me, should I follow up again? [duplicate]

Its a small startup publishing company. The person who interviewed me was just the editor in chief of the magazine. That was on a Thursday two weeks ago. After the interview I thanked her and she ...
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Interview went great, HR is not following up, should I follow up with a call? [duplicate]

I went to a great company. There I had 5 interviews taken place by different people. I think all of them went really good, they seems impressed with me, one of them said that I have good knowledge. ...
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How to follow-up without being bothersome?

Recently, I was hired to a retail position. I was told that I would be getting a call to come to the store in order to complete the rest of the paperwork. I did not receive that call. Then I was ...
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How to follow up a less priority task?

My supervisor has told me that he'll provide me with whatever I need for learning at work. So I asked him for a virtual machine that has some applications I need be installed on, around a month and a ...
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Contacted after interview for another phone call, but didn't get the call. Should I follow up again?

I interviewed for an internship job, and a week after the interview, I received an email from the interviewer that said he wanted to get on the phone and have another chat. I replied with all my ...