How Long Does it Take to Hear Back From a Job Application?

How long does it take to hear back after applying for a job online?

We'll outline several distinct scenarios and the timing of when you might anticipate hearing back from the business or hiring manager after submitting a resume.

1. Figure out how big the company is

The size of the organization might give you an estimate of when they will respond. You can expect a response from a small or medium-sized business in a few days or as long as a week.

1. Figure out how big the company is

If you’re sending it to a large organization, it can be anywhere from a few minutes to a month. It really depends on the number of applicants and whether someone was already offered a job.

2. Search for the "closing date" in the vacancy announcement

Check the job posting to determine whether there is a closing date. Some internet job advertisements will include a "closing date," which indicates that applications will be accepted up until that time.

2. Search for the "closing date" in the vacancy announcement

If that’s the case, you can expect to hear back within one week or so after the closing date.

3. Consider the ATS

 ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is used by the majority of large firms to automatically review resumes. Within minutes of submitting your application, you can get an automatic email letting you know that they've received it or that you're not the right fit.

What to do while you wait for a response to your job application

Don't wait impatiently for a few businesses to respond. Send your CV to as many positions as you are qualified for, and keep doing so. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when you conduct your job hunt:

1. Network

Don’t rely solely on job boards when looking for a new job. Networking is still the best way to land a job today and many job seekers don’t take advantage of it.

2. Don’t get discouraged

Only a few weeks into the application process, many job seekers experience job search despair. There is a lot of competition, so you must be persistent and patient, even though it may seem easier said than done.

3. Keep your job search organized

Keep track of the date you submitted your application for the job using Excel, Word, or any other program. This will enable you to respond to each submission of a resume within the appropriate time range.



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