Mar 04, 2019 - 01:41 PM
There are many reasons that may cause a recruiter to be slow with responding, including trying to nail down details for a job offer, misplacing contact information for you, or simply being overwhelmed with work in their jobs. Or, you may have simply gotten a recruiter who doesn’t really want you – but wants to use you and your resume to fish for new clients. If you know the recruiter has a good reputation and you’re stumped as to why he or she has gone silent, then it’s OK to reach out with an email or phone call. But try to wait several days between contacts – maybe first send an email, followed by a phone call several days later (that is, if the email isn’t returned). It can take months for recruiters to fill a position, and they are often working on 7-10 searches at one time, so you may have to learn to be patient.
Aug 14, 2018 - 03:34 PM
You can follow up via phone or email, and it is important to provide context. You may already have a job offer somewhere else, but you would really like to work at this company and want to know all your options. You will not come across as rude at all, and they will either speed things up or ask you if you can extend the job offer with the other hiring manager.
It is also possible there is nothing the company can do. In this instance, you will be better off accepting the job offer you have. The hiring manager may respond with hostility, but if that occurs, then you are probably better off not working there.