One of the hardest parts of job hunting is waiting to hear back from a potential employer. If it’s been a while since your interview, and you still haven’t heard back, the question on your mind is probably, “Why?” The good news is you are not necessarily out of the running. There are a lot of reasons you may not hear back after an interview.
- The hiring process is slow; a decision may not have been made, even several weeks after the interview.
- A different candidate has been offered the position; the company may want to keep you as a back-up if their first choice declines the offer.
- Your contact information may have been lost, or mistyped on your resume.
- They may be waiting to hear back from your references.
What Can You Do?
First of all, don’t stress. And don’t harass the hiring manager by calling too often. While it is good to follow up after an interview, you don’t need to call every day while waiting for an answer.
At the end of an interview, ask what the next steps are and how long it will be before you hear from them. If that date comes and goes with no response, tactfully reach out to inquire on the status of the job search.
Recruiters Can Help
Working with recruiters can help ease the entire job search process, including the wait after the interview. While they don’t have control over the speed of the decision making, they can at least follow up with the company and keep you in the loop.
If you’re good at getting an interview, but can’t seem to land a job, a recruiter can help with that, too. Staffing firms hire expert recruiters who specialize in different fields, such as medical or industrial jobs. They will help match you with job opportunities that fit your skills and personality. They can even help with interview prep and salary negotiation!
Are you sick of waiting for a call back and feeling powerless? Contact Staffing Partners today to start working with one of the top staffing firms in Oregon.