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Re: How long to wait for applicant response?

On Wed, Sep 20, 2000 at 08:08:08AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Gopal Narayanan wrote:
> > I have an applicant who told me a week ago that he would send his
> > scanned id (he said he had a scanner even). So far no replies from
> > him. How long is it considered normal to wait? Do AMs normally send
> > reminders if the applicant takes a while? Just curious, because I
> > realize the more time each applicant takes, somebody else is waiting
> > in the queue.
> First, this is entirely up to you ;-)
> Seriously, a week is probably stretching things for something the
> applicant has already said "just a minute and I'll get that to you". On
> the other hand, a second ping may be all it takes to start things moving.
email, wait a week
email again, wait a week
stick them in the deep freeze (on hold) with a third email.

Generally speaking, you can expect to get pretty bad response from most
of your applicants (80%). My current set of 7 applicants varies from
barely OK to real bad.  I guess I used up my good 20% already :(

I really should bounce ones who don't reply sooner. It's not like
there aren't others to process.

> Another way to deal with this is to take on more applicants at one time,
> so the waiting is less restricting.
Which is why I can do 7, no sweat. I'll probably bounce 3 of them early
next week.

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