After what felt like a successful job interview, you might wait a significant amount of time without hearing back about a potential offer. There may be a variety of reasons for this. Maybe the manager left on vacation and will make a hiring decision when they return. Perhaps they asked HR to extend an offer to you, and HR forgot to follow up. Or, someone more qualified than you could’ve accepted the role. Fortunately, you can try to find out more information while continuing your job search. Here’s how.
Follow Up with a Phone Call
If it’s past when you were told you should hear back about the position, call the interviewer to check the status of the job. Since Mondays are always busy, it’s best that you choose another day to follow up. If you receive the interviewer’s voicemail, leave your name, the day you met the interviewer, and which position you were interested in. Mention that you’re inquiring about the status of the role and whether you’re still being considered for it. Leave your contact number and express thanks for the interviewer’s time.
Follow Up with an Email
If you don’t hear back from the interviewer after a week, send a follow-up email. Mention when you met with the person, the position you discussed, and a business pain point you talked about resolving. Let the interviewer know you’re checking on the status of the job and when a hiring decision should be made by. Express thanks for their time.
Periodically Check In
Follow up with a phone call or email to the interviewer every week or two. Try to reach the interviewer three times, explaining that you’d like more information before considering other roles. If you don’t hear back, call HR, and explain your situation. If you don’t hear anything, you probably didn’t get the position. If you do hear back but aren’t offered the role, ask for feedback to improve your interviewing skills. Focus on implementing what you learned into your next meeting.
Continue Your Job Search
While you’re waiting for a response, continue looking elsewhere for a role. If you end up receiving a job offer, you can decide whether to accept it or continue looking. If you don’t hear back, you haven’t lost any momentum in your search. Either way, focus on what you can control and change. Strengthen your interview skills. Ask about the timeframe for a hiring decision. Email personalized thank-you notes to each interviewer. Follow up if you don’t hear anything. The more you interview, the better you get. You move closer to a job offer each time to meet with an employer.
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