Today’s question is one I’m sure many people wonder about:
Couple weeks ago, I had a phone interview for a position with the 2 people I would be working with/reporting to. The interview went well and 3 days later I had an in-person interview with the company recruiter. After both interviews, I followed up with thank you e-mails and received positive replies that they would be in touch after they conduct additional interviews.
My question is, what is a reasonable time to expect any sort of communication after having 2 interviews, and at any point would it be acceptable/reasonable to send a follow-up e-mail inquiring to the status of the position?
I obviously do not want to come off as annoying, but at a certain point I don’t know if they’ve hired someone else and just haven’t bothered to tell me (plus the waiting is killer!)
Waiting for a reply about a job isn’t easy. Even when the response is “we’ve selected someone else”, candidates just want to know the outcome. Wanna know a good rule of thumb to following up at the right time? Here’s my suggestion.
Any other advice you would give to this anxious job candidate? Let us know in the comments.
P.S. I want to thank everyone for sending over their questions. I really enjoy answering them. If you have a question, feel free to send me a note using the contact form here on the blog.