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How many times do you follow up for an update after a job interview before you give it up?

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Twice. Any more it seems desperate and I wouldn’t want to work at a place that treats prospective employees that way. Plus at the SAE level there might be too many people looking unless you are specialized (eg healthcare) so keep looking but try to be patient. You’ll find the right place for you to be!

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If you’re not hearing back, it’s not like they planned to offer you a job and then forgot. So one follow up from me and that’s it. All you’ll ever get in response is silence or a non-update update saying no news yet.

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Honestly I disagree. I’ve been part of hiring processes where a candidate following up two or three times made us move a little faster and we respected their initiative. I feel like it can’t hurt, and if it has the potential to help, you might as well.

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3 times if I’m not getting a response at all, possibly more if I’m getting “we’ll let you know!” responses

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three times for me spaced out one - two weeks in between

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0. Employers never leave the ones they want hanging.

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The rule of theee applies to this. 3️⃣

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Once

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Depends on what my feedback or response is during the follow ups. Are you getting prompt or interested sounding replies?

I don’t think it hurts to follow up until you get no response or a rejection/similar, but I would space out the responses quite a bit. I once followed up on an interview every two weeks for three months and eventually got the job after telling them I received a different offer, but I have been in similar situations that haven’t panned out. Sometimes it’s just a red tape issue, so don’t totally give up, but if they seem cool on the whole thing I would move on with sporadic check ins.

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Always 3

If they want you they’ll come. Don’t be so desperate

Three times was my limit

Twice.

Depends on how badly I want the job, but probably two to three times.

Agree with 3 times, but only if you hear back the second time.

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