Companies' response times and hiring procedures depend on how quickly they need to fill a position inside their organization.
Some businesses reply more quickly to high-priority job openings, while other businesses occasionally take more time to respond to a job application or CV.
In a perfect world, hiring managers would get in touch with you within a day or two to set up an interview if they liked your resume and cover letter. However, in actuality, such is not the case.
There are a number of explanations for why hiring managers are slow to respond. And while though the majority of them are out of your control, they're important to be aware of if you want to improve your chances of landing a job:
– They are too busy and swamped with screening candidates. – They are receiving more applications than usual. – The position that you are applying for doesn’t have to be filled immediately.
– Your expected salary is out of range. – You’re not a stand-out candidate. – You’re not a good fit for the position. – You did not follow the application instructions. – Your application accidentally got deleted or forgotten.
First, only submit your CV in cases where you completely or largely meet the requirements for the position. This enhances the likelihood of hearing back.
Second, you should include particular keywords from the job description in both your resume and cover letter.
Third, make it clear that you are amenable to compromise. If you immediately specify your desired wage in your application.
The best thing you can do while you wait for an answer is to keep looking for jobs and keep up your job hunt. This improves your chances of landing a job and lessens your tension during the job search.