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How long does it usually take a employer to get back to you about an application?

Asked by killerkadoogen (418points) February 10th, 2010

I put in a job application a day or so ago. how long does it normally take for them to call you? I’m concerned because Ive been working for my dad under the table sense I was 16 and I am now 23 so basically as far as they know i have been jobless sense high school cept for a few part timers.

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JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

Usually a week to a month, the job i got hired at called me like 2 hours after i applied on Monster though.

jrpowell's avatar

Dude.. You need to follow up. They probably got ten applications from people that have experience. Make it look like you want the job. And list working working for your dad on your resume. They won’t check with the IRS. You did submit a resume and cover letter?

And what kind of job are you looking for?

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

@johnpowell 100% agree, usually after an interview ill call a few days later to ask the status of hiring and send a thank you email.

killerkadoogen's avatar

No noone ever tells me these things about follow ups. As far as resume ive only had 1 long term job .

killerkadoogen's avatar

its just wawa near my house… lol

YARNLADY's avatar

There is a way to show on your resume that you worked those years, you could find a lot about resume writing by looking at Career Builder, or Yahoo Hot Jobs

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

@killerkadoogen Doesnt matter what job it is, its what managers look for.

Cruiser's avatar

It took my boss over 2 months to get back to me. Just follow up and continue to show interest in the job is about all you can do.

DrBill's avatar

Not all employers will get back to you.

You should always have a resume, employers often check past job histories, not whether or not you paid taxes. Having a long term job on your resume will work in your favor.

During the interview it is in bad form to ask if you got the job, but it is reasonable to ask when a decision will be made.

CMaz's avatar

Sometimes. Never.

That is usually a good time to get the hint.

marinelife's avatar

My husband first interviewed in July for a job he got in December!

davidbetterman's avatar

Sometimes 2 – 3 years.

CMaz's avatar

I applied for a job. Had a couple of phone interviews. Literally a year to the date I sent my thank you letter. I was hired.

RocketSquid's avatar

Always follow up. Just call the place, ask to speak to a manager and ask if they’ve had a chance to review your application. A lot of times, if you show interest and depending on the position, they might schedule an interview on the spot to save themselves the time of going through a bunch of applications and making calls.

Haleth's avatar

@killerkadoogen What type of work were you doing for your dad? You might be able to put this on a resume and find a better job than at wawa. Even if it’s not typical work experience, you probably learned how to do a lot of things there that you can use to get a new job.

It takes a long time to find a job. Following up on your application and showing that you have motivation will definitely help you. For a job like Wawa, you can probably call back in a few days and ask to speak to the manager or leave a message for him. You can tell them that you’re very interested in the job and maybe some reasons why you’d be a good candidate.

In the mean time, apply for some other jobs and do the same thing. Do you need help making a resume and a cover letter? Also, if you have any contacts through the work you’ve been doing for your dad, or any friends with jobs you might like, use them to help you find a job or as references.

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