time frame for responses to non-oci applications

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dru617
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time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby dru617 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:33 am

is there any standard time frame for when firms generally respond (either positively or negatively) to non-oci applications for SA positions? do they generally not respond to anything until a certain date (i.e., do they just let their pile of applications grow and then contact everyone at once) or is it more of a rolling process? if rolling, what is the normal turnaround, if any?

thx.

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Re: time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby atkinsa » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:54 am

My experience was that it ranged from 4 days to 4 months.

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Re: time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby dru617 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:31 pm

atkinsa wrote:My experience was that it ranged from 4 days to 4 months.


good god. it's gonna be an alcoholic fall for me alright..

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Re: time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby monstermasher » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:42 pm

So how much time should we give before sending a follow up if we don't hear anything back?

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Re: time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:51 pm

this is a little off topic... I didn't bid on an employer because it seemed out of reach. I was working with someone there, and was told to send in a résumé (although it seemed like more of a courtesy). So I'll send it in before OCI. Should I mention that I would like an interview at OCI, or might this be to set me up for something at the office? Is there really any standard operation to these things?

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Re: time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby rando » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:51 pm

atkinsa wrote:My experience was that it ranged from 4 days to 4 months.


This was pretty much my experience. Though I did hear back from some recruiters almost immediately. Either to let me know they would get back to me at a certain date or to schedule a phone interview. It really depends.

And then, on the other hand, some firms would call me in October or November, months after I had secured employment, to schedule interviews.

As to follow up. I typically did not follow up because I had sent out so many. I figured it wasn't worth my time to keep track of and go through the whole thing again by following up.

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Re: time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby dru617 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:52 pm

monstermasher wrote:So how much time should we give before sending a follow up if we don't hear anything back?


as a piggyback onto this question - are phone calls appropriate for a follow up or is that too pushy?

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Re: time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby rando » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:this is a little off topic... I didn't bid on an employer because it seemed out of reach. I was working with someone there, and was told to send in a résumé (although it seemed like more of a courtesy). So I'll send it in before OCI. Should I mention that I would like an interview at OCI, or might this be to set me up for something at the office? Is there really any standard operation to these things?


I am not sure, but given that the employer will be interviewing at your OCI, your career services office might have rules against you scheduling an interview pre-OCI. You might want to check.

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Re: time frame for responses to non-oci applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:56 pm

rando wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:this is a little off topic... I didn't bid on an employer because it seemed out of reach. I was working with someone there, and was told to send in a résumé (although it seemed like more of a courtesy). So I'll send it in before OCI. Should I mention that I would like an interview at OCI, or might this be to set me up for something at the office? Is there really any standard operation to these things?


I am not sure, but given that the employer will be interviewing at your OCI, your career services office might have rules against you scheduling an interview pre-OCI. You might want to check.

I think they advise against it, although I don't remember ever seeing that specifically spelled out. But isn't it in everyone's best interest that I get a job?

Thanks though, part of me wants to avoid looking into that




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