Advanced search

How long to hear back after an interview?

(4 Posts)
OwlCat Mon 01-Jul-13 16:37:47

I went for an interview on the Tuesday before last. At the end of the interview they said that I would hear from them within 10 days but I've heard nothing. I didn't feel that the interview went terribly and one of the interviewers was an ex-boss so knew me already. Is it usual not to hear anything from an employer if you've not been successful/should I give up hope at this point?

scarlettsmummy2 Mon 01-Jul-13 16:43:47

Depends what the job is and how quickly they wanted someone in post

flowery Mon 01-Jul-13 17:38:39

Have you followed up with your ex boss? Either within or since the 10 days?

Good news is usually quicker than bad, but if you already have a contact who interviewed you you need to give him/her a ring and ask.

OwlCat Mon 01-Jul-13 18:09:39

Thanks for your replies. It's for a position where the standard notice period is 3 months (which is what I'm on in my current job), so they're unlikely to get someone in post very quickly. Whilst my ex-boss interviewed me, I don't have his specific contact details as I applied for the job through the company's normal channels and he is someone who was very senior to me previously so I wouldn't feel comfortable contacting him personally. Basically, I don't know what to think - whether I'm being stupid to think that I could still in with a chance, and do employers really just not bother contacting interviewees if they haven't been successful?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now