How to interpret long silence after onsite interviews.?

New bhaav
Feb 26 16 Comments

Hello,
I need some advice.
I recently had 2 onsites(after standard phone interview + HR + Engineering manager interaction.), relatively mid-size cooperation(1000+ employees) for senior software engineer positions in both of them. I had the final onsite rounds around mid Feb. Since, then, I have dropped 2 emails (immediately after onsite and 1 after a week) showing enthusiasm to the respective recruiters. But, I didn't hear anything yet (neither no nor yes).!

None of the interviews were terribly bad! Most of them were really conversational and everyone looks very welcoming & energetic at the time of interaction.

I don't know what to do in this scenario. After the interview, I got connected to one of the interviewers on the team over linkedin, would it be okay to ask his/her suggestion? or shall I simply wait? or I shall drop another email this week again? Any suggestion would be really helpful to know their decision.! Also, any suggestion of how much ideally a candidate has to wait before moving on? or not replying could be considered as NO from their side(sounds very unprofessional, but I could be wrong.)!

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Amazon Username*
    One week is not that long. Often, they interview multiple candidates to compare, as you should interview multiple companies.
    It is mainly an indicator on the recruiter. The recruiter should let you know declined or if they are waiting for manager feedback. Continue interviewing, wait a bit more, then contact again.
    Feb 26 4
    • Oracle &1
      When they just don’t respond ...it’s not usually a good sign. :(
      Feb 26
    • New bhaav
      OP
      Is it okay to ask interviewers on LinkedIn whom I connected with? Or it's not considered professional?
      Feb 26
    • Oracle &1
      I don’t think it’s unprofessional to ask for answers after investing so much of your time. IMO employers owe us better than this bullshit treatment anyhow. Trouble is...you already know the answer.
      Feb 26
    • New bhaav
      OP
      Yes, you were correct, they closed the position on jobsite silently. It was No.
      Feb 27
  • CenturyLink imgodzilla
    They’re probably interviewing another candidates. Drop the Rec another email or give them a call
    Feb 26 3
    • New bhaav
      OP
      Will calling a Recruiter directly is fine? I haven't done it before!
      Feb 26
    • Glassdoor kobk
      Yeh you can't be rejected because you called the recruiter
      Feb 26
    • CenturyLink imgodzilla
      I’ve done that before. It’s completely fine
      Feb 26
  • So first time getting ghosted?
    Feb 26 1
    • New bhaav
      OP
      Yaa, you call this ghosting! Funny. :) First time after onsite interviews, before that I can understand silence as simple NO. This happened to me 4 times in a row, that's weird! 2 with mid size companies and 2 with startups(they are crying for next round of funding)
      Feb 26
  • Jet.com JD1234
    As long as we keep getting paychecks, it's all good 😀
    Feb 27 0
  • Continue interviewing, if they come back, great. if not you will avoid investing more energy. If they feel you are desperate they won’t give offer.

    I10 days enough to move on.
    Feb 26 0
  • Oracle &1
    You have already been rejected. Calling won’t change anything. If they wanted you...they would be really prompt. Source: I get rejected a lot.
    Feb 26 0
  • Some companies don’t have their shit together and take weeks to get back to candidates with a yes
    Feb 27 0
  • Microsoft intrvwgod
    Add the rec on Facebook and leave comments on their Instagram. That should get their attention.
    Feb 26 0

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