/ Asked by eric
I applied for a job a month ago. I have not heard anything. The job posting was removed today but my application status says, "in progress". Since they took the posting down does that mean they aren't interested??
Answered by John, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Not necessarily.  The main purpose of job postings is to have candidates apply.  Once a company has a sufficient number of qualified candidates apply, they may take the posting down.  This does not necessarily mean that the job has been filled.  It means that the company is no longer accepting new applicants.  

Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014
This does not necessarily mean they are not interested. Some recruiters will set a date for the position to expire and the position will be un-posted automatically on the predetermined date. It could also mean they have received enough qualified applicants and don’t have the need to accept additional applications. I would also keep in mind that some recruiters do not necessarily update the application status as positions are filled. I don’t want to discourage you because there is still a chance the position is open but I would be sure to keep that in mind as well.
Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Thursday, December 4, 2014
So, many employers use different applicant tracking systems. I would say that since the position is no longer visible for you, that they are probably no longer accepting new applicant at this time. They are likely reviewing the candidates that have applied to the position. Definitely, if they are interested they will contact you with further information. Good luck on your search!
Answered by Kim, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Not at all! It usually means the company has an adequate number of good candidates to choose from. While it may not be posted any longer, it certainly doesn’t mean you’re out of the running.  You could also follow up with the recruiter/company to see if they are still filling the position. There’s always a change they’ve opted not to fill the opening or may have filled it internally, but either way you would have more info and show a proactive interest.
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