I applied for a job today online, how long should I wait to call back?

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Lia Tan Profile
Lia Tan answered

It depends on which company you applied to and how busy they are at this moment with job applications and such.  

The earliest I've heard back was two days and the latest I've heard back is that they didn't get back to me at all. I think you should wait for three months at the very most. 

When they haven't gotten back to you then, it's most likely because they aren't interested in hiring you anymore. Most companies actually say this on their application I believe (or at least the places I've applied to said that).

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Lia Tan
Lia Tan commented
I'm 17 years old and I had applied to Starbucks at one point. They never contacted me back so I just assumed that I didn't get the job. When looking for summer jobs, you just need to be persistent and apply to as much as you can.

People are always rather reluctant to hire teenagers because of lack of work experience and whatnot. It's pretty contradictory (if we're expected to have experience, how are we supposed to get them if no one is hiring us?) but you just have to keep trying. That's the only thing I can suggest.
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David Shabazi answered

This depends on the employer. Various employers will depend on many different ways of contacting each other and/or if you're worth hiring or not. Specially for summer jobs - they want people with experience and determination.

You can always do some volunteer work and put it on your resume. The more extracurricular activities you have, the higher your chances are of getting hired. And once you're hired, you'll be able to put work experiences on your resume, thereby improving it.

If you're looking for a teenager summer job though, it would be better to try going for something that you like doing. As with any job, actually. If you don't like what you do, you'll absolutely despise your job for the rest of your life.

Pick something wise. Don't get a certain job just for the money when you hate it, because doing that is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, that would be torturing yourself. For example, I do private math tutoring because I'm superb in mathematics and I love teaching it to others who need it.

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renee cardwell answered

Def do not wait... Telephone the company ask for HR/Personnel department and ask how your application is going, ask how many people applied for position ask if they need any more documentation ie copies of qualifications etc keep pestering them (not every day) weekly maybe. BUT do not wait it will look like your not bothered and companies want a reaction/commitment/dedication from their employees.

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Moazzem Hossain answered

It depends on company and job type. There are a lot of type of jobs online such as typing job, writing jobs, proofreading job, freelance job, web design job etc. You can visit this site to get legit online jobs.

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