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Asked by Sayre on April 6, 2016

I have done 2 assessment tests. One was over the phone interview. My question is, my application says "awaiting review." What does this mean?

Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at Asurion, on April 7, 2016

Each company handles the interview process differently. If you're interested in knowing where you stand in this particular process, feel free to follow up with the recruiter. It's appropriate to follow up 24-48 hours after the date you were promised feedback. Be sure to communicate in a way that is professional and inquiring without a tone of desperation. For example, you might say "It's been (insert amount of time) since I've spoken with a representative from (insert company name). I remain interested in the (insert role title) at (insert company name) and I'd like to inquire as to my status as a candidate. Would you please respond to give me an update regarding my candidacy?" Be sure to include a sentence at the beginning showing your appreciation for being considered and also your gratitude at the end for the person completing the task you've asked of them.  

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Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on April 7, 2016

Every company's system is different. If you are wondering about your application it always ok to reach out to your recruiter directly to get a status update. I would suggest to send a friendly email instead of calling. This gives us a chance to properly look at your status information. I would suggest to keep it simple and professional. Remind them you’re still interested and looking forward to the next step. You could even list a few examples of why you would be a good fit. Good Luck!

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Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on April 13, 2016

I would echo the previous two responses to this question. Every company and applicant tracking system is different. The fact that your status says "awaiting review" is more than likely a good sign. You are still being considered for the position based on this status. Don't be afraid to reach out to the recruiter to check-in though. A quick note letting him/her know you are very much interested and want to know the status of your application is acceptable. Keep it short and to the point. The recruiter may still be in the process of reviewing all qualified applicants so be patient when waiting on a response.

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