Dream Company wants me -- so why haven't I heard back from my recruiter?
April 28, 2014 3:33 PM Subscribe
Dream company headhunted me a month ago for dream job(s). They were eager to get to know me the first week, and now, four weeks later, I haven't heard from them at all despite their professed interest in me and desire to get me in for an interview. This is weird because I am uniquely qualified for the jobs they're trying to fill and they sounded desperate. Given the communication history described behind the cut, what should my next steps be?
posted by Hermione Granger to Work & Money (13 answers total)
Week 1: Was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn and asked to apply for two positions. Did so.
Week 2: Followed up with first recruiter via email. Immediately got a phone call from second recruiter saying that I'd been passed to her because Dream Company was interested in me for a third position that is my Dream Job. She encouraged me to apply immediately and expressed considerable interest in getting me in for an interview soon.
Week 3: Com silence. Followed up with second recruiter, got an out of office reply.
Week 4: More com silence. Followed up with second recruiter and provided updated resume and current job description. No response. Also checked in via email with first recruiter on the off chance that would jump start process. She replied immediately to answer a specific question but did not address any other concerns.
Week 5: Still more com silence. Now have updated cover letter for first two jobs, which are more design oriented than Dream Job so I've tailored cover letter for that. Not sure what to do.
Should I continue reaching out weekly? Should I call recruiter two? How should I handle the revised cover letter for the design roles when it also sort of covers Dream Job too? Is there anything I can do to stay in their minds without becoming a pest? Or have I entered the career equivalent of "They're just not that into you"?