What to Remember When You don’t Hear Back on a Job Application.

You found a great job online, you’ve put together the perfect application and clicked send, and now the wait begins. Waiting to hear back from a company after applying for a job can seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t need to be. Our best recommendation would be to work with a recruiter from AltGen as our team provides you with feedback every step of the way, preventing you from feeling like you’re left in the dark. However, if that’s not the route you want to go, here are some points to keep in mind:
  • The company’s turnaround time: The average time it takes to hear back after applying is between 1 to 2 weeks or 10 – 14 days. If you apply for a job advertised by AltGen, we will send you an email acknowledging your application has been received, and if after ten days you haven’t heard from us, unfortunately, your application is unsuccessful. Every company will differ, and sometimes the urgency or volume of applications will influence the time it takes to hear back from a job application.
  • Review the job description or posting: If you are unsure of how long you can expect to wait before hearing back, relook at the job advert as it may include information on how long you can expect to wait. If you’re planning to follow up with the company, don’t reach out to them before the stated time is over.
  • Continue your job search: While you are waiting to hear back on your application, continue exploring the other vacancies. This will increase your chances of finding the job you’re perfect for and help alleviate any nerves as you’re not putting all your hope into one position.
  • Job requirements: Make sure that you only apply for roles where you meet most, if not all, of the requirements. Recruiters and employers won’t consider your application if the non-negotiables aren’t met. Save yourself and the recruiter time by only applying for the best-suited jobs, this will also increase your chance of hearing back about your application.
  • There is not enough time: We understand that you want to find out if your application is being taken further in the recruitment process, but it’s important to keep in mind that recruiters and company’s don’t always have the time to respond to every single application. It doesn’t mean that your application hasn’t been seen, it just means that after going through every application, the recruiter isn’t always able to reply to each one individually. A survey carried out by com found that a job advert will receive 118 applications on average!
  • Know when to look for other opportunities: If you’ve followed up with the company and the specified waiting period is over, but you still have not heard back, it’s time to consider moving on to other potential roles. As difficult as it is, you shouldn’t feel disheartened. There are plenty of vacancies on offer, and the right one will come along.
It is important to know when it’s time to move on. If you’ve followed up with the company and the specified waiting period is over, but you still have not heard back, it’s time to consider your application unsuccessful. Remember not to feel discouraged if you don’t hear back. Finding the right job isn’t always easy, and sometimes you need a bit of help and guidance. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with our latest job offers and helpful blog posts. If you are a professional in the renewable energy space, we would love you to add your CV to our database for our consultants to refer to when a suitable position becomes available. Click here to upload your CV.