I applied, they ignored me. What should I do now?


Question: I’m senior professional. Lately, I’ve applied to 3 companies (all of them with good reputation) via their application channels. None contacted me back. Not even: sorry, you are not a good match. Is it too pushy to approach their recruiter directly to
ask for the feedback?


It can be frustrating when you don’t hear back from a potential employer after applying for a job. Unfortunately, many recruiters simply don’t provide any feedback to candidates within a reasonable time frame or ever.

There are a number of reasons for this, including being too busy, not having feedback from a hiring manager, company policy, already having a final candidate for the role etc. Or they are informing candidates after they close the role.

If you haven’t heard back after more than a week, it’s definitely worth reaching out to the recruiter and asking for an update.

In my book, I have a whole chapter devoted to this topic and why you might not be getting any answers. Sadly, the reality is that many recruiters simply don’t have the time or inclination to provide feedback to every single candidate.

However, if you reach out and ask for an update, you may be able to get some useful information about your application status.

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