I had an interview in February 2017, in software Engineering company in Limerick, and I think I made a good impression.
Unfortunately, I cannot give the name of this company, although I would love to do it.
The recruiters were very nice, they smiled, I was told that I “will” be the first one intern in company, and they actually let me know that I have this job. They also told me that it would be possible to work permanently, after internship. Seriously.
Ok, I thought, that’s it finally !
One week has passed, and no answer. No problem, new company, lots of candidates, lots of interviews, I’ll wait, it’s worth it…
At that time, I was offered an internship at another company I am currently working with.
Remote, paid work, as a web and software developer.
However, it is known that work in the office, in the team is a great experience for the student, so I asked my current boss to extend the offer for another few weeks because I have the opportunity to work in a large company, in the office, with people…etc.
After almost three weeks without an answer, I decided to write an email to them – of course, unanswered.
In next few days, I sent another email, and this time I’ve been told, that
“recruiters are very busy, and they will contact me soon…”
Unfortunately nobody, never contacted me.
In the sixth week, after the interview, I went to this wonderful company, at the reception, asked for a meeting with HR Manager, told him what was going on, and same day evening I received an e-mail in which I was told, that they received many applications for this position… and unfortunately they have decided not to progress with your application.. you know it.
No “sorry for the late reply” or even “We do not care about people and we do not have time to write emails”
Ok, I understand-no problem, they have many candidates but six weeks…that is overstatement.
Probably they could tell me that after two, maybe three weeks. They wasted my time and money 🙁
I think in fact, there is no specific time as long you should wait to get in touch after job interview, it all depends on who you are dealing with, and what kind of people they are.