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Sean720
Sean720 • May 21, 2015

What to do when a job recruiter will not respond to your follow up email

As a recent electrical engineer graduate I've applied to over a hundred jobs in this month alone. I've heard back from roughly 15 companies and about 5 of them involved over the phone interviews. After an interview I like to send them a thank you email that day and a follow up email about 3 days after the interview.
One company in particular hasn't responded to me at all. The recruiter said he'd send my resume to the hiring manager and then I should hear back. I asked the recruiter if I could send him a follow up email in about 3 days, and he said yes. So 3 days later I sent him a follow up email, and no response. I waited 5 days for a response because he might be out of office. So 8 days after my interview I resent him a follow up email.
I'm not exactly sure on what I should do after he continues to give me no response, lol. Do I keep sending him follow up emails? I mean if he wants me to piss off or I'm no longer considered for the position, that's okay. I'd just like to have some kind of a response for this job.
Applying for jobs really is such an energy draining process and I grow a bit annoyed when a company won't even acknowledge my efforts, let alone I have to be "the boot" in everyone's behind to tell me that I didn't even get the job...

Sorry for the rant. I feel a little better now complaining about it though, lol. Anyway I'd appreciate any piece of advise and I honestly appreciate you reading. Thank you in advance for leaving me with help.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 21, 2015
Sean720
After an interview I like to send them a thank you email that day and a follow up email about 3 days after the interview.
This is good!

Sean720
I waited 5 days for a response because he might be out of office. So 8 days after my interview I resent him a follow up email.
I'd simply make a phone call to the office and ask for the extension of the person who interviewed me. It's possible that your mail is ending up in his spam box and he's not noticed. When you make a call only mention that you followed up over email but did not get response and hence you decided to make a call to see if you're being considered.

I personally would like a candidate show interest in joining my company.
Sean720
Sean720 • May 21, 2015
Kaustubh Katdare
I'd simply make a phone call to the office and ask for the extension of the person who interviewed me. It's possible that your mail is ending up in his spam box and he's not noticed. When you make a call only mention that you followed up over email but did not get response and hence you decided to make a call to see if you're being considered.
This is a very good idea. I suppose my mail could have gone to his spam email. I'll definitely give this a try. I'll wait a day for his response to my 2nd follow up email and then I'll give him a call. Thank you.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 21, 2015
Sean720
This is a very good idea. I suppose my mail could have gone to his spam email. I'll definitely give this a try. I'll wait a day for his response to my 2nd follow up email and then I'll give him a call. Thank you.
Nope. Just go ahead and make a call right away (if it's appropriate time, of course). Just be normal, don't mention the emails you sent unless asked.

If possible, ask for a personal appointment again to discuss how can you be useful to their company. A recruiter would absolutely love that.

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