/ Asked by Kate
During a phone screening, the recruiter told me that they had several upcoming positions that I would be a good fit for. It has now been over a month. Is it appropriate for me to follow up to see if there are any openings?
Answered by Roohi, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, May 20, 2019
Hello! It is always good to follow up with the recruiter. It'll show you're being proactive and re-iterate your interest in the company and type of roles they are hiring for but also give you confirmation on where you stand in the hiring process. I would also recommend connecting with the recruiter on LinkedIn so you can connect on future opportunities that way as well. I wish you the best of luck in your job search!
Answered by Xavier, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
You should absolutely follow up with the recruiter.  Recruiters are often communicating with multiple candidates and following up with them is a great way to stay connected and remain top of mind when opportunities arise.  If a hiring manger reaches out to the recruiter with a need the candidate that has consistently followed up has a strong chance of being included in the conversation. Good luck on attaining a great opportunity!
Answered by Mike, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Friday, May 24, 2019

I would absolutely follow up with the recruiter, especially if they opened the door saying that they had up and coming openings that would be ideal for you.  When you do follow up, I would also suggest digging in a bit more if possible - when do they expect roles to open up, when would it be OK to follow up again, what types of roles are expected, etc.  

Also, I know a lot of company systems offer "job alerts" that notify you when a specific role or job opens up.  I would also check with the recruiter if that would be an option.  That way, you won't have to necessarily reach to them and could wait to see if/when something opens up.  

If a few months go by, and you don't hear anything back, you might be spinning your wheels.  I suggest keeping in touch with the recruiter to the best of your ability, but likely focus your job search elsewhere if you haven't already.  Business needs can change in an instant, and jobs that are "on the horizon" could be pulled at any time.

Best of luck in your search!
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