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How long should I wait before following up with a recruiter? I provided materials and they said they’d send them out immediately and start contacting firms, but didn’t provide a timeline.

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It would depend on how quickly your recruiter's contacts take to respond. I like when my candidates take enough interest in our "partnership" to check in every few days to once per week. You're essentially trusting them with your career, so do what's reasonable and beneficial to your partnership with them. Although, I'm a bit concerned you were told your materials would be sent around town. I generally keep identifying information out of the market until the candidate and I have discussed it and I've been given express permission to share a resume or other materials. Maybe give your recruiter a call to check on strategy, confidentially, and follow up expectations.

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Im an out of market applicant, and we previously conversed about potential firms, those with opening And those without. Recruiter provided a list which i researched and vetted accordingly, and subsequently authorized to reach out to those firms. Didn’t explain all of that in OP. I appreciate the information about follow up time!

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Sounds good. Best of luck on your search!

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