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how long before I can assume a job application was unsuccessful?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zaphan58, 9 May 2006.

  1. Zaphan58

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,541

    I appplied for a job for work placement at Uni over a week ago and have not heard a sausage since, how long do you reckon before I can take it they were not interested? :o
  2. lookitsjonno


    Joined: 10 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,281

    Location: Midlands

    wasn't there a closing date?
  3. Sparky__H

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Aug 2004

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    Location: Sea of Dirac

    Ring and ask them.
  4. Bes


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,269

    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton

    2-3 weeks? Depends on the company really....
  5. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,462

    Months, seriously, a week? Is that it? Some of the placements I have interviews coming up for I applied for 6 months ago and only heard a month back.
  6. Raumarik


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,772

    If you've got the job you usually know within a couple of days in my experience to be honest mate :( No longer than a full working week anyway.

    Always been told the same day or following day if I was successful, can take a month to get a "sorry" letter especially if your applying to councils or large corporations with rubbish HR departments.
  7. Zaphan58

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,541

    Well yeah but that was just a closing date for applications which also passed over a week ago.

    It seems a week is nothing so guess I shall just wait and see.
  8. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Little tip:

    If they do ring back and say you were unsuccessful, don't just say "ok thanks anyway lol bye noob"

    Ask them why, how did they feel the interview went? They'll usually tell you quite a few useful (albeit negative) things about yourself that you can work on for your next interview.

  9. MaxPower

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

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    Location: Bognor Regis

    I agree with this it not only puts things to rest either way, but if they are still selecting shows that you are very interested in the position.
  10. Wyrdo


    Joined: 19 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,055

    Location: Darlington, UK

    I remember when I worked at Philips and we had a placement student in every year. Took us quite sometime to decide who to interview, weeks usually :p We did have stacks of CV's from multiple unis to look at.
  11. Going to Cali

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,493

    Don't rule it out, took ages for some to get back to me. In the mean-time thought, just keep looking.
  12. Bes


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton

    Depends on the stage he is at.... If final interview stage, I would expect to hear within a week.... The first stage? Could be weeks