How quickly do firms respond to recruiter submissions?

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How quickly do firms respond to recruiter submissions?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:53 pm

I’ve had a number of submissions made for me over the last two weeks, via recruiter.

I’ve heard many firms just never respond to a submission, including a recruiter submission, so I am wondering at what point after your resume has gone to a firm via recruiter should you just give up on the opportunity and continue applying to other, maybe somewhat less desirable opportunities?

Have we already entered the “slow holiday season”?

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Re: How quickly do firms respond to recruiter submissions?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:22 am

In my experience, if you’re working with a recruiter that can’t get you a response ASAP, that recruiter is just randomly submitting you to firms without having any connections.

When I interviewed for a firm through a recruiter, the partner told me in confidence that he had never spoken to the recruiter before and he wanted to meet with me to tell me not to use a recruiter if at all possible.

This same recruiter tried to help finding my friend a job and apparently she had “connections” at firms but didn’t actually have them and never heard back from the firm because they ignored her like any other application submission.


tldr, if the recruiter actually has connections you will hear back quickly. If he or she doesn’t, you may never hear back.

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Re: How quickly do firms respond to recruiter submissions?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:36 pm

Does anyone know whether a hiring committee needs to approve an interview for one to go out to a candidate, or is it just partners in the practice group hiring?



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