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Old 03-27-2015, 12:23 PM
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Saw some similar threads here, but dated back to 2011.
Had an interview for entry level actuarial position recently, waiting to hear back from them. Interested to know, How long/what was the longest time you waited to get a response after the final interview?
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Uh - normally this is something you ask near the end of your interview: "When can I expect to hear back with a decision?"

Then you follow-up if the date passes without hearing from them.
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If they don't make an offer, then you might not hear back from them at all. Or they could wait 6 months to send you a rejection letter. The 6 months could be a very conservative number by the way.

Without an offer in hand you should keep applying elsewhere.
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Without an offer in hand you should keep applying elsewhere.
This is all you need to know.

And, from misreading the thread title, I thought you were asking how many times one applied to get an interview and how many interviews to get a job. I guess I'm just getting too old for this forum.
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I'd expect to wait up to 2 weeks.
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At entry level, this is going to vary widely since, in general, there are more candidates available to interview. As an entry level candidate, it's likely you have to wait longer to hear back as the company interviews more candidates. But maybe you are the last or only candidate to interview, it's possible.

In my experience, if you are going to get an offer, it will happen pretty quickly, within 2 weeks' time of your interview, often sooner. In addition, these things are mostly decided during your interview and you would expect some unambiguous confirmation that they will be in touch "soon" or "next week" or whatever. If you have to ask about when you will hear back, that's usually a bad sign. JMO.

If they don't want to extend an offer, don't expect to hear back. Ever.
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At entry level, this is going to vary widely since, in general, there are more candidates available to interview. As an entry level candidate, it's likely you have to wait longer to hear back as the company interviews more candidates. But maybe you are the last or only candidate to interview, it's possible.

In my experience, if you are going to get an offer, it will happen pretty quickly, within 2 weeks' time of your interview, often sooner. In addition, these things are mostly decided during your interview and you would expect some unambiguous confirmation that they will be in touch "soon" or "next week" or whatever. If you have to ask about when you will hear back, that's usually a bad sign. JMO.

If they don't want to extend an offer, don't expect to hear back. Ever.
thanks JUICE. what you said makes a lot sense. I was told to hear back within two weeks, the two week period ends 'TODAY' , so was not quite sure what to do and what to expect next.
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thanks JUICE. what you said makes a lot sense. I was told to hear back within two weeks, the two week period ends 'TODAY' , so was not quite sure what to do and what to expect next.
The date they say and the date anything happens can vary considerably. It often takes twice as long.
But don't count on that meaning anything at all - that sounds like a phrase they might say to everyone they interview.
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thanks JUICE. what you said makes a lot sense. I was told to hear back within two weeks, the two week period ends 'TODAY' , so was not quite sure what to do and what to expect next.
That is the sort of ambiguous "canned" response that, IMO, is not a sign you will be hired. I could be wrong, of course, but I'm just calling it how I see it. A better response is less ambiguous like "next week" or "we have X more candidates to interview" or even "we'll be in touch very soon."

The more info they give you the better. Think of it like a first date. If you want to see him/her again, you probably have no problem letting them know and will do so. If you don't want to see him/her again, you'll likely be less forthright and more ambiguous to avoid hurting their feelings.

Generally there will be other indicators if they are interested too, like they'll ask if you're interviewing elsewhere or have other offers.

That said, if you don't hear back by Monday afternoon, I'd follow up with an email or phone call.
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