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tigeralum06
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resume followup etiquette



After sending your resume to a potential employer, how long should you wait to hear back before checking in with the company?






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yellowfin
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re: resume followup etiquette


Did they request the resume? I've never checked up after just responding to a job ad





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DrEdgeLSU
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re: resume followup etiquette


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how long should you wait to hear back before checking in with the company?



30 minutes.



For real, did you send it to a recruiter or submit it online? If you sent it online, do you have a contact at the company?

Given you have a contact to talk to, you could a) let them know you submitted your application through the online system (sort of a "heads up" email) and ask them about their process, or b) if you submitted your stuff to that person directly, give them 3-5 business days and then ask a process-related question.

ETA: I would never phrase the follow-up as "I sent my resume, have you made a decision yet?" No matter the time frame, it comes across as impatient. Just ask about their process, if there's anything left for you to do, etc.



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foshizzle
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After waiting a day or two you should walk into the HR office and loudly demand to "get to the bottom of this".





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tigeralum06
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Responded to online ad byfor sending it to interviewer and received confirmation.

I know these things take time. My thoughts are to just wait it out and not worry about it since I am already employed elsewhere.

Just wanted to see if I should be doing anything else.






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BilJ
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