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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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And Now You Wait…

You’ve had the interview, you think it went well, but now what? “When can I expect to hear back,” I hear you asking. “How long should it take? What’s average to get a response from an interview? It has been a week...is that a good sign or bad? For the love of God, Andy, soothe my frantic worries with clear answers!” I’m sorry, Gentle Reader, but I can’t.

There’s no such thing as “average.” I once had a job offer before I got home from the interview. Sometimes you’ll never hear back. The sad truth is that you’re going to have to wait for a while, and it probably will be more than you want. Double that amount of time for waiting if you’re job hunting in late November or December when people go on vacation and corporate wheels ...

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