I was a candidate for a position but i don‘t know what happened. No one called or sent me an email, so i am writing to you for advice.
Well, a lot depends on what stage of the process you are up to, for the vacancy you are involved in.
If you have just made an application and not had an acknowledgement, then that is becoming very common practice I’m afraid. Recruiters are regularly so overwhelmed with applications they can’t handle contacting everyone who has applied, so although it is irritating, that’s just the way of the world these days.
If you have a name or number, you could contact them and check your application was received, and you may or may not get a reply. You may be able to find out if your application is still being considered. You may even be able to get some feedback if your application has been rejected. On the other hand you may be told that they don’t track individual applications due to the high volume of responses they get.
If you were called for interview, though, it is perfectly acceptable to follow up afterwards. A polite note, letter, email, or phone call are all Ok. You can ask for feedback, and could say:
- When might I hear from you?
- When would be the latest I will expect to hear from you?
- If I haven’t heard, can I contact you after that date?
- Do you want me to come back for further interview?
- Do you need any further information in support of my application
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Don’t forget if you are advised you are unsuccessful, to ask for feedback as to why. This can help you greatly in your next application.
You could perhaps even ask if they have any other vacancies they could consider you for. But be careful, this is a balancing act between being interested in the organisation, and being perceived as a nuisance.