What should I do if an employer doesn’t respond?
It doesn’t happen often, but from time to time, employers might not get back to you. We’ve found it is usually because they are busy (hiring managers are people too!), and delayed responses are not a reflection on the message you sent.
If an employer doesn’t get back to you, we recommend waiting a week from your initial message, and then sending a short follow-up. As an example message, you could say: “Hi, hope you are doing well. I just wanted to follow up to learn more about your company and open positions. Looking forward to connecting.”
A short follow-up along these lines has often proven to be effective in restarting the dialogue with employers in our network.