In general, you should wait one week after submitting your application before getting in touch with the recruiter or hiring manager.
It won't help your cause to ping the hiring manager every day or even every few days. Allow them enough time to complete the hiring procedure.
After submitting an application, job applicants (im)patiently wait an average of 38 days to hear back.
The average time between submitting an application and hearing back, however, varies by industry, company size, the number of applicants, and a number of other factors.
Don't randomly contact any contacts you come across. Your follow-ups must be addressed to the particular individual who may respond to your query.
In general, don't follow up if you feel like you are bothering the person or that doing so will reduce your chances of getting an interview.
Waiting: Continue applying. Utilize your network and other programs to keep yourself active. Time will seem to pass more quickly in that situation.
- Keep your follow-up brief and to the point. I'm writing to inquire about the status of my application for the post of a market researcher. I'm highly interested in the job and would welcome the chance to talk more.
- Maintaining a spreadsheet containing the firm, job description, the date you filed the application, and notes about follow-up instructions can be helpful if you're looking for numerous positions.
- Don't scour LinkedIn in search of a contact who isn't included in the job description. Going directly from a recruiter to the hiring manager can seem pushy, plus you could not make the correct impression.