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Old 07-24-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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The record for me is six months from application to contact.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:25 AM
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The record for me is six months from application to contact.

I am amazed that a employer would think someone is still available to work for them after 6 months
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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I am amazed that a employer would think someone is still available to work for them after 6 months

~37% of the unemployed have been out of work for more than 6 months.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:13 PM
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~37% of the unemployed have been out of work for more than 6 months.


I know but it must be a job that no one wants because it sounds weird to call someone 6 months after they applied for a job unless it's a federal job.


Aside from my government job, every employer that wanted to interview me always called within 2 weeks after the application was submitted.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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You can't possibly think they are going to pick you out of 300 applications or resumes.
they have to pick someone. well usually - of course there are exceptions where positions get canceled, etc. but generally, a few people get called for interviews and one person gets chosen. there's no reason the OP won't sometimes be among those people.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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You would think that if they want you to work for their company, they would make prompt contact.
keep in mind that:

1. hiring managers generally have full time jobs to do in addition to hiring. they may have higher priorities right now if there's not an urgent need to fill the job.
2. there may be time factors that are out of the manager's control - they're waiting for an approval, or there's some budget issue, or something else.
3. it's summer and maybe someone crucial to the process is on vacation.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:24 PM
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keep in mind that:

1. hiring managers generally have full time jobs to do in addition to hiring. they may have higher priorities right now if there's not an urgent need to fill the job.
2. there may be time factors that are out of the manager's control - they're waiting for an approval, or there's some budget issue, or something else.
3. it's summer and maybe someone crucial to the process is on vacation.

Explains why July been a slow month for job postings. Just like last year
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I hate to say it, they may never call. (I hope I am wrong and they do.) Keep applying until you get calls for interviews.
Sad but true.

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You can't possibly think they are going to pick you out of 300 applications or resumes.
In the OP's case it is a smaller business so it wouldn't really have the 300 applicants like a McDonald's or Taco Bell would.

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Well contacting the right manager or recruiter would boost the odds though.
Exactly. The issue who is the manager you need to talk to. I can goto a store and ask to speak to a manager about finding a job but unless it is the hiring manager, it is not a slam dunk if I'll get the job or not.
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