Our research suggests that the vast majority (88%) of job seekers expect to be contacted within four days of attending an interview, while more than half (55%) expect a response within two days. While we stress the importance of delivering feedback in a timely fashion, this doesn’t always happen. It’s frustrating, but it’s not necessarily a reflection of the company or its assessment of you.
How to prepare: Find out about the timescales during your interview. If you don’t hear back within the time specified, ask. Give the company time to respond and, if need be, get in touch again after a few days. If everything about the process has been disorganised, this might not be a good sign. However, it’s important to understand that the company may have more pressing priorities.