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    You’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity, but no one has called you back about the job you interviewed for two weeks ago. You’re thinking about calling the company to find out what’s going on. But should you do that? And if so, when? Here’s how to navigate this tricky situation.

    Most companies will contact you within a week after your interview.

    Most companies will contact you within a week after your interview. However, it’s important to be persistent but not annoying. If you haven’t heard from a company in two weeks, it’s okay to call them again. If they still don’t respond after that, then it’s likely that they’re not interested in hiring you and/or have decided on another candidate for the position (which can happen).

    In some cases where there are multiple candidates being considered for the same job opening or if there are internal conflicts among departments within the company itself, this process may take longer than expected–but don’t let this discourage you! Keep up with your other job search efforts while waiting for news from each employer who interviews you; then when one does respond positively about hiring you as their new employee…you’ll be ready!

    Be patient, but don’t wait forever.

    Be patient, but don’t wait forever. The first couple of weeks after an interview are the most critical time for employers to make a decision about you. If they haven’t already reached out by then, chances are they’re not going to.

    If you haven’t heard anything after two weeks and have been following up regularly (every other day), call the company again. If you still haven’t heard anything after three weeks (or even four), it’s time to move on.

    Call the company again if you haven’t heard anything in two weeks.

    • Call the company again if you haven’t heard anything in two weeks.
    • Ask if they have made a decision and if so, when it was made. If not, ask when they expect to make a decision.
    • Ask if they need any more information from you.

    If you received an offer, congratulations!

    If not, try to learn from the process and move on. It might be because of something you did wrong or it might be because of something the company did wrong. Either way, it’s important to keep in mind that this doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you or your skillset–just that some companies have different priorities than others do. Don’t let yourself get bogged down by negative thoughts about what could have been; instead focus on what is now: a new opportunity and fresh start!

    You might have an offer, or you might just need to wait a little longer.

    • If you don’t hear back after a week, call the company and ask if your application is still in the running.
    • If you don’t hear back after two weeks, call again.
    • If this happens three times and they still haven’t gotten back to you, assume that they have decided not to hire you for some reason (for example, maybe another candidate was better qualified).

    It’s normal to be anxious about the status of your job search, but remember that you have plenty of options. You can follow up with companies, update your resume and apply for other positions if necessary. The most important thing is that you stay positive and keep moving forward!

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