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How long will it take to hear back from a job application?

I sent an email application for a job last sunday. When do you think I'll hear back from them? Also when should I take the initiative to call or email them as a follow up? Thanks!

Asked By: Wonderer - 1/14/2011
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Depends on how quickly they need to fill the position. I applied for an FCIP in October, tested in November, finally heard something from a hiring official in February and EODed in April. So don't quit your day job.
Answered By: trucksurfer - 1/14/2011
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Give it a couple of weeks, then chase.
Answered By: Why Oh why - 1/14/2011
 
From my own experience you may not get a reply. Some positions get a lot of applicants and the company cant be expected to reply to everyone. If there is a closing date for applications I would get in touch with the company a few days after the closing date. If not i would wait maybe a week. Personally I would call... More
Answered By: nonameface - 1/14/2011
 
With so many out of work it could take 4-6 weeks. Right now thousands of people are applying for the same job
Answered By: THE GREATEST GODDESS JILL - 1/14/2011
 
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