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Applying for a job can be a lot like dating. You meet a great company, you think you really hit it off and then all of a sudden you feel like you’ve been ghosted. Just like dating, there are a few unwritten rules on what to do when you don’t hear back.

What to Do When You Don't Hear Back After a Job Interview

THE THREE WEEK RULE

It’s okay to reach out 2–3 weeks after you apply for a job or have an interview to check on the status of the position. Keep in mind that you probably haven’t heard back for one of two reasons:

IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S THEM

There’s no reason to lose hope just yet- the hiring process can take a long time and the company may still be interviewing other candidates for the job.

NO RESPONSE IS A RESPONSE

Sometimes not hearing back, especially after you follow up, might actually mean that you didn’t get the job.
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Not hearing back can be one of the most frustrating things in any aspect of life, especially when it comes to your career. If you didn’t land the job, it’s important to remember that you can still come out on top:

YOU’RE BETTER OFF WITHOUT THEM

Not hearing back can be a sign of other culture issues within the company and nobody wants to be part of a company with bad culture.

TAKE THE HIGH ROAD

Keep in touch with your interviewer if you had an interview- s/he can be a great contact if future positions open up within the company.

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON

The company needs to be a good fit for you just like you need to be a good fit for the company. All this means is that there’s a better match for you.

Need help finding a job? Check out our career advice page for more interview tips. And remember, the best way to recover is to keep searching for the right job for you. Sign up online or download the app on your iPhone or android.

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It’s that moment of relief yet utter fear. You’ve made it to the end of the interview but there’s still one last question standing between you and that feeling of sweet success. Your interviewer asks: “Do you have any questions for me?”

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This week we got a surprise visit from Jedi Master Yoda for an exclusive Apploi interview. We’ve been trying to get him for ages — you’d think after 900 years he’d have mastered scheduling, but perhaps he has developed his own sense of time after becoming one with the force. Here he talks to us about his job history, skills, and advice to today’s current job seekers.

APPLOI: Thank you so much for joining us, Master Yoda.

YODA: Consider why you thank me, you must. Visiting, I am. My pleasure, it is.

APPLOI: Well then, can you tell us a little about yourself and your job history?

YODA: Done a few things in my lifetime, I have. Quite an excellent gardener, I am. I also love animals. [Begins to hum]

APPLOI: [At this point, we realized we’d have to be a little more direct with him] Master what’s the best job you’ve ever had?

YODA: Never held a job, I have. However, helped train nearly every young Jedi in the realm, I did. On that I look back most fondly. My students, they were. Even the dark ones. Yes, but win them all you cannot. Making myself look bad, I am. When nearly 900 years you become, look this good your job experience will not.

APPLOI: What makes you a good candidate — some of your strengths, we mean?

YODA: The ability not to overthink trivial matters, I’d say. Leadership in the most trying times, as well. Both very important skills for job seekers to own.

APPLOI: And how about your weaknesses?
Language, I suppose not.

APPLOI: What are your strongest skills?

YODA Excellent with animals, I am. From a long time living in the swamp, that comes. An empath and good listener, some have told me I am. A cultivation of experience that I did not necessarily seek, my skills are.

APPLOI: What does that mean for job seekers?

YODA: Simply to become a master at anything, worry about whether you find the perfect job, you should not. Learning skills from all experiences, you are.

APPLOI: Wow…that’s very insightful. If anyone can take something away from your experience, it’s that!

YODA: Here to help you learn, I am. Highly recommend Apploi to anyone looking for a job, I do. But be going, I must.

APPLOI: But…Yoda, you just got here.

YODA: Given you everything you need to carry on my knowledge, I have. Limited, my time is. May the force be with you.
If you’re looking for a new job in the New Year now is the time to find a position that’s right for you. You can start right here or just email your resume to apploimyresume@apploi.com and follow the instructions in the email you receive back.


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We know that answering video questions can seem intimidating. Here’s the good news — not only do you already have the skills to do it, but employers prefer this method for hiring.

1. You can record your response as many times as you want.
Not all of us are natural interviewees — how many times have you left an interview and thought, “Oh, I wish I said thatinstead!” Video interviews are great, because you can think about what you’d like to say until you know you’ve got it right.

2. Employers love it.It’s true — employers want to see your personality shine when you’re applying for a job. Paper resumes provide plenty of information, but they can’t show the interviewer what an ...

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With so many workers looking for retail jobs today, you’d think that it would easy to hire employees to staff your stores. But somehow, the fact that there are so many job hunters only complicates hiring and costs time. So, where is the best place to post retail jobs?

Let’s look at some ways to find, screen and hire retail workers to see what gets you the best hires in the most time-efficient way.

Option One: Job Fairs

Pros: You can collect resumes and cover letters from a large number of applicants in a short period of time.

Cons: Unless you require the people who visit your booth to upload their materials on your company job boards, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of paper. Also, chances are pretty good that a...

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Why You Should Treat Your Video Interview as a Real Job Interview

You downloaded the Apploi job search app on your phone or created your account online. You uploaded your resume into your Apploi profile. And now you have one more step to complete . . .

It’s time to create your video interview

No big deal, right? It’s really easy to record your video interview on your tablet or phone, right? It will only take a minute and employers are going to give it only a quick look, right? So why not click, record your job interview right now, and get it over with?

If that’s the way you’re thinking about your video interview, you’re hurting your chances of getting hired. Because even though you can record your video in o...

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If you’re hiring food service workers, personality is probably the first trait you’re looking for. That makes sense, because everyone who works in any food-service setting is really in the customer service business. If customers have just one negative experience with the people who serve, prepare, or deliver their food, they will probably never come back to your place of business. Worse yet, they will tell their friends bad things about you, post negative reviews about you online, and take other steps that damage your ability to attract new customers.

But Disgruntled Customers Might Not Be Your Biggest Problem

While displeasing customers is damaging, there is something much worse that your restaurant can do . . .

You can make...

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