After submitting your documents, you should typically hear back within one to two weeks, or roughly 10 to 14 days.
The response time for some jobs, such as those for government positions, might be as long as six to eight weeks.
It might be difficult to wait to hear back from an employer after you've submitted your well-written resume, cover letter, and other application materials.
However, by comprehending an employer's justification and implementing a few suggestions and methods, you could be able to shorten your waiting period.
When you haven't heard back from a job, use these tips:
Continue your job search while you wait for a response from a position. If you are not asked for an interview, you will probably find other possibilities.
Check the original job posting if you are unsure about how and when to contact an employer about a position you applied for. There can be details that outline how much time you should allow for a response.
You can make a phone call to an employer. Be sure to call during business hours to ensure your best chance of speaking with a company employee.
After the one-week mark (or the amount of time the employer specified to wait), consider writing an email to demonstrate your interest in the position and remind them about any relevant details on your application.
To prevent coming out as needy or overwhelming an employer, be sure to spread out your follow-ups.
Allow yourself to move on to different opportunities if after your follow-up attempts you still haven't heard back. Keep in mind that you do have something to contribute and that the proper opportunity will arise.