/ Asked by Tenisha
I interviewed for a job 3 weeks ago. The interview went well. I sent a thank you letter and had a good rapport with the recruiter. A few days ago I received an email thanking me for the interview and that I was still being considered for the position and they would have a decision in a few weeks. What does this mean besides the obvious? Are they still interviewing? Is there anything I can do in the meantime to help my chances of getting hired?
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Sunday, March 18, 2018
While it’s impossible to speak to another company's hiring practices, it sounds like you’re still in the running. There are a number of reasons for a delay, and most of the time they are nothing within your control. It could be that they’re continuing to interview candidates or maybe they’ve experienced an unseen budget cut or additional staffing changes that need managed. The point is: don’t expect the worst, but be prepared for anything.

At a minimum, I would recommend you follow up with the recruiter if you don’t hear back in a timely manner - say a couple of weeks after the last communication - and inquire if they have an update for you or if they need any additional information. You certainly don’t want to be too aggressive, but make it known you’d like an update on your consideration for the position to which you applied. If they’ve gone in another direction, stay professional and ask for feedback while inquiring about any other open roles for which you may be a good fit. You always want to leave a good impression, however disappointed or excited you might be with the feedback!

Best of luck!
Answered by Kristi, Hiring Expert at BNY Mellon, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
It sounds like you have done a great job at connecting with the recruiter, as well as following up after your interview. Since they reached out to inform you that you’re still in consideration, then that’s a great sign to show you are still in the running. It’s possible they are interviewing, and it’s possible they are still making final decisions. Since there are signs you have a strong rapport with the recruiter, I recommend asking this question directly to him/her, and see if there is any further information you can provide to aid in their decision.
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