Call backs: How to handle waiting for one

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It is so nerve-wracking when you’re waiting for a call back after an interview, especially when you don’t hear anything for a while.



All the questions start rushing through your head: Did they not like me? Could I have answered the questions better? Was I presentable enough? You get into a state where you can no longer wait, so you give them a call or send them an e-mail asking if they have feedback from their side, as you should. Taking the initiative to ask about the progress of your application is more than encouraged, as it shows initiative and enthusiasm, but there are instances where asking too much can become an inconvenience.

Recruitment Agencies role

Something to remember about finding a job through a recruitment agency like ours is that agencies are the middleman between the company and its potential employees. Recruiters also need to wait for a reply from their client but be rest assured that when they find out the decision of their client, they will share the news as soon as possible. Companies vary from being very quick with feedback, while others take their time, and unfortunately, there’s not much we can do about it. We know how confusing this may be, but your patience and avoiding e-mailing or calling too frequently is more appreciated.

Communication after the call

It is frustrating if a candidate calls or emails daily when the answer is always “I haven’t heard back from the company yet, I will let you know when they have feedback”. On the other hand, we encourage you to give your feedback after your initial interview, as this can help our recruiters push to get feedback for you quicker. Also, it’s important to keep your contact updated about your other job prospects, so that they can keep the company informed. You don’t have to drop any names, just say you’ve been actively searching and going for other interviews while waiting for feedback.

Takeaway points

  • Avoid calling or e-mailing every day if you haven’t heard anything back about your interview – contact us twice per week maximum
  • The recruitment agency will contact you as soon as they hear something
  • Update your contact person about what you’re up to

Abroad Experience International Recruitment wishes you the best of luck in your job searching adventure!

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