There’s a lot to think about when you’re looking for work. One of the most important things you should keep in mind is knowing when companies will be looking for new employees.
According to career experts, the following are the time of day and days of the week in which job offers are usually made:
Managing Director, GattiHR
I have always viewed one day of the week as the most productive throughout my career. It always seems that candidates, clients and prospects are always more responsive on this day than any other.
That is why it comes as no surprise that more job offers are made on this day of the week than any other.
Tuesday is a popular day to extend offers
Hiring decisions are typically made shortly after the final interview. However, depending on the position and the structure of the organization, it may take a few days to get an official offer letter together.
Monday can be a “catch-up day” for many of us, including hiring managers. By Tuesday, the tasks that spilled over from the prior week have been completed, and the hiring manager has time to extend an official offer letter.
Tuesday is also a popular day to extend offers because it gives the candidate time to review the offer, ask questions and possibly make a counteroffer in the same week. All questions and concerns can be ironed out during the remainder of the week, and the candidate can sign their offer letter by Friday, if not sooner.
Related: 25+ Best Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer
The truth is job offers are made every day of the week. However, Tuesday is the most popular.
The best approach is to set aside an agreed-upon time with no distractions
The most common time for job offers to be made can depend on multiple factors, but the most important is scheduling. Often the candidate is currently working, so it is important for the hiring manager to have some flexibility. It is equally important for the candidate to understand that the hiring manager has responsibilities outside of extending offers.
The best approach is to set aside an agreed-upon time with no distractions.
Before the pandemic, the most common times during the day to extend offers were around lunchtime or at the end of the day. Now that many employees and employers are working remotely, there is a lot more freedom and flexibility to have open conversations.
I have never noticed a universal “set time” for job offers to be made. There is a set time for rejections, though, which I’ll share at the end. In smaller startups, the offers get made at any time of day and any day of the week. We would sometimes make offers within ten minutes of an interview, and sometimes it would be a week later.
Larger companies are a little more reliable, but it still changes company to company. There are some questions a candidate can ask, though, that will give them a sense of when to expect to be notified.
How are final approvals/decisions made?
Most offers are made within an hour or two of getting “final approval”
Most offers are made within an hour or two of getting “final approval.” It really is that reactive.
Recruiters are excited to make winning offers, so once approved, we make them fast. So, if a reader wants to get an idea of when they will get an offer, they should ask when the decision will be made. Nine times out of ten, they will be notified of an offer within a few hours of that approval.
Larger companies have a bureaucratic process
Larger companies have a bureaucratic process (in Google, it’s called Hiring Committee) that is pretty regimented and has set dates and times. In smaller companies I’ve worked at, offers were usually all approved by the CEO and sometimes done ad-hoc and sometimes in standing meetings.
My suggestion would be to get as much information about the approval process as early on in the process. As it gets closer, recruiters sometimes get cagey about sharing details.
But at the beginning, get as much info as you can:
- How are offers approved?
- Who approves them?
- How often does the recruiter meet with them?
It takes a little tact to ask these and not be invasive, but they’re easy enough to work into that first phone call when the candidate is just trying to learn more about the process.
When does my recruiter normally contact me?
Recruiters are managing dozens of candidates at the same time. Generally, the successful ones have rhythms. For example, mine was: cold calls in the morning, meetings, data review, clean-up mid-day, interviews, and offers in the evening.
Since candidates work with the same recruiter throughout the process, they’ll get a sense for when they hear from that recruiter.
That, honestly, is the best tell I’ve ever used as a candidate. If my recruiter is chatting with me almost every day, then it goes for final approval, and I don’t hear anything, that’s a signal. Additionally, if I only hear from my recruiter on Friday afternoons, then I’m okay if it’s Thursday and I haven’t heard anything.
Side note: When do rejections usually get sent out? My experience, as a candidate and recruiter, has been that most rejections go out at the end of the day or end of the week.
Related: How to Ask for Feedback After a Job Rejection
We save these calls to the end of the day because, understandably, they’re our least favorite to have. Obviously, if a candidate has told us they have a tight timeline, we’ll notify sooner. But, if there’s no other offer or deadline and we find out at 10 am, most likely we’re not gonna ruin someone’s morning with that.
Co-Founder and CMO, DoorLoop
The optimum day of the week is usually on a weekday when things are less chaotic
While the time of day and day of the week when a job offer is made is entirely dependent on a company’s internal working structure and onboarding process, it is generally based on two variables. These are the hiring manager’s and the applicant’s schedules.
As a recruiting manager, you frequently have numerous duties and roles to fill at the same time. Job offers are commonly made when there is wiggle room or spare time in between. For applicants, there may be some who are currently working for another company, so schedules must coincide to ensure that prompt responses are made.
The optimum times to expect an offer call are as follows:
- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Employers may contact applicants between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. when the hiring manager’s initial responsibilities have been finished or squared away.
- 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Some hiring managers make job offer calls between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., especially to applicants who already have a job and won’t return the call within work hours.
- 4 p.m.: Some recruiting managers prefer to make job offer calls at 4 p.m. to update onboarding and hiring materials first thing the next day or as soon as they hear back. Making the offer close to the end of the workday also enables applicants to fully concentrate on the job offer, and it gives applicants enough time to consider.
The optimum day of the week is usually on a weekday when things are less chaotic. This means that Mondays are out because it’s the beginning of the week, and people are returning from the weekend, so there’s a lot to catch up on.
Tuesday is statistically the most popular day. It is the day following the busiest day of the week, when the most urgent tasks are accomplished, leaving ample time to make job offer calls. This is closely followed by Thursday since employers like to make offers before the weekend since it provides candidates enough time to examine the offer properly.
SVP Human Resources, GoodHire
Job offers are usually made from Tuesday to Thursday between midday and EOD
Although there can be a lot of variation regarding day and time of day, job offers are usually made from Tuesday to Thursday between midday and EOD.
When it comes to the day job offers are usually made, most offers will ideally be extended on Tuesday or Wednesday. For HR professionals, Mondays are usually spent catching up on communications and dealing with anything urgent or whatever has stacked up over the weekend.
You might get a job offer on a Friday, but this is less common as it leaves little time to get things moving before the weekend arrives.
As for the time of day, most job offers will tend to come between noon and the end of the working day. However, HR will often call candidates who are currently employed either during lunch hours or in the evening.
Preferably HR will be extending offers from mid-morning onwards, but most commonly, they’ll be sent out during the afternoon.
Co-founder & CEO, Storydoc
All the data points to Tuesdays
In terms of the day of the week when anything related to hiring is most likely to happen, it’s almost always Tuesday. Most jobs get posted on Tuesdays, most people apply on Tuesdays (18.5%), and most hires are made on Tuesdays (21.39%).
Why? Because hiring great candidates is very important and of extremely high priority. Recruiters and managers want to do it as soon as possible. But, you guessed it, Monday is not always possible.
Mondays tend to be those days when you have to deal with some crisis that spilled over from the weekend (or the previous week) or take care of all the boring, administrative details that you need to check off your list before approaching a candidate with an offer.
The time of the day you receive an offer? That mostly depends on whether you’re currently employed.
My rule of thumb, and also a principle most of my friends in HR teams or recruiting agencies follow is: If you know a candidate is currently not working, make the job offer call mid-morning to noon.
This way, if their response is positive, you give your in-house HR team the time to complete all the necessary paperwork to send a formal offer by the end of the day.
If you’re making a job offer to someone currently employed somewhere else, do so in the late afternoon or even in the evening. Help them avoid the awkwardness of answering a call or even viewing an email while they’re in an office they might be set to leave in a few weeks or months.
Managing Director, nexus IT group
Most job offers are made in the afternoon or closer to the end of the day
In general, most job offers are made in the afternoon or closer to the end of the day. With that said, timing isn’t strategic; it’s just the way it usually goes. Once you get the green light to extend the offer, try to find time between meetings to schedule a time to chat.
A lot of candidates will tell you to call at the end of the day.
HR, like everyone else, gets right to work as quickly as possible. So here’s the scenario: An applicant successfully completes the interview process and is offered the job. The hiring managers and recruiter meet and agree that Lindsey is the candidate they want to hire.
However, because it is Monday, the recruiter goes to her calendar and puts a reminder to call Lindsey at the end of the day on Friday. Do you believe that’s how it works? What would the point of that be? It’s illogical.
We attempt to make the offer as soon as the employer makes a decision and chooses that one candidate.
I don’t want this candidate to sit around waiting for us while still interviewing elsewhere. The candidate may accept one offer and then accept it elsewhere. Then I’ll have to start my search all over again, which I don’t want to do.
Growth Director, Springboard
Tuesday seems to be the most common day for job offers to be extended
Time of day
Concerning time, I think it’s a mistake to assume there is a predictable time of day when job offers are made. A much more observable rule is that they happen whenever the hiring manager emerges from under their mountain of emails and phone calls.
Some days I tackle them in the morning. Others I call around lunch. Some days I stay late and call in the evening. There really isn’t a rule. Offers are made when the world calms down for 10 minutes, and I can shut my office door.
Day of the week
Tuesday seems to be the most common day for job offers to be extended, and my own experience backs this up. Mondays can be challenging for hiring managers because they are trying to catch up after the weekend, but by Tuesday, I’m usually better able to concentrate on extending employment offers.
Following Tuesday, you’re probably most likely to get that offer on a Thursday.
This is because I’m looking to make offers before the weekend begins, and people are thinking more about weekend activities. It also allows the candidate to take the weekend off from work or other obligations to examine the offer and make an informed decision.
HR Specialist, Resume Seed
Most of my offers will go out on the mornings of Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
Traditionally speaking, most of my offers will go out on the mornings of Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
- Providing an offer mid-week also gives the candidate a few business days to connect with the recruiter (with questions) as well as the weekend (to talk with family members).
- From my personal experience, I will intentionally block off a few hours Tuesday-Thursday morning and extend as many offers as needed during those times, and then I can reserve the latter half of the days for emails/office hours/addressing candidate questions.
Mondays and Fridays are the slowest for offers for a couple of reasons:
- Most PTO days are going to be close to the weekend, meaning approvals are more likely to be impacted by one of those days.
- On the flip side, candidates tend to be more inaccessible on Mondays/Fridays due to personal obligations.
Director of Growth Marketing, Felix Health
You’re more likely to receive a job offer on a Thursday
Job offers tend to come later in the week. Hiring managers have massive to-do lists to work through – especially in larger companies. As a result, they tend to wait until their schedule fully opens up before they start issuing job offers.
Mondays can be difficult for hiring managers, as they’re usually catching up with a backlog of tasks before they can focus on hiring.
For this reason, you’re more likely to receive a job offer on a Thursday.
This gives candidates a weekend to evaluate the offer they’ve received and to subsequently make a well-informed decision. With this logic in mind, you may be wondering why offers tend to come on a Thursday and not a Friday.
Hiring managers tend not to extend job offers on Fridays because people are usually winding down for the week and focusing more on their weekend plans. Therefore, Thursday is the optimal day of the week to send and receive an offer.
Community Manager, LiveCareer
Goal: Tuesday to Thursday; Reality: Friday morning
While it’s the most common to contact a candidate with a job offer from Tuesday to Thursday, it’s not always the case.
Monday is usually the busiest day for HR teams to catch up on work from the weekend and complete any urgent administrative tasks. The middle of the week is usually the best time to reach out to the candidates. However, sometimes there is simply too much to do during the week.
As recruiting managers want to contact the candidate before the weekend to give them enough time to think about the job offer, in hectic times, it sometimes happens that job offers are made on Friday morning.
At LiveCareer, we also consider Friday a great day to spread some good news before the weekend. Candidates are happy to hear that we want them on board and have plenty of time to rethink their decision or simply celebrate their success with some good wine and friends.
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What time of day do most offers usually made? ›
Evening. It's not uncommon for hiring managers to send out job offer calls in the evening, especially for candidates who already have a full-time job. Professional hiring managers who call in the evening will reach out between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to give you time to get home from work while avoiding calling too late.What day of the week are job offers usually made? ›
All questions and concerns can be ironed out during the remainder of the week, and the candidate can sign their offer letter by Friday, if not sooner. The truth is job offers are made every day of the week. However, Tuesday is the most popular.What time of day is best to get hired? ›
According to Forbes, you are five times more likely to secure an interview if you apply between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. By sending in your resume in the early hours of the morning, you are aiming to be one of the first hits in their inbox.What is a reasonable time to respond to a job offer? ›
You can justifiably take about a week if you want, but the employer might expect you to respond sooner (as in a situation where they think they've offered you a really good position). Generally, you can wait up to three work days without hurting any feelings if there's not a hard deadline.Why are job offers made on Tuesday? ›
Tuesday is a Popular Day to Extend Offers
Monday can be a “catch-up day” for many of us, including hiring managers. By Tuesday, the tasks that spilled over from the prior week have been completed, and the hiring manager has time to extend an official offer letter.
Although you are qualified for the position, we've decided to select another candidate. This is a nice way of telling you that you're not the right person for the job. We have decided to move in another direction. Another nice way of saying that you don't have the qualifications the hiring manager is seeking.Are job offers made by phone or email? ›
It's not uncommon to receive job offers over the phone or by email, because historically, verbal contracts were the norm. While the law now requires employers to provide a written contract, it's normal to first receive an informal offer by phone or email before the company sends out this hard copy.How do you know when a job offer is coming? ›
- The Company Sells Themselves To You Before You Leave. ...
- You Get Asked Back Again During The Interview. ...
- You Get Asked Personal Questions. ...
- They Use “You Will” Instead Of “You Would” ...
- You Get An Office Tour. ...
- The Right Body Language.
Job offers are given anytime really, but the start date is usually a full week start on Monday. When letting someone go, it's usually on a Friday afternoon, only because if the soon to be ex employee has to collect personal things in their office or cube, they usually want to do that when no one is there.What are the signs that you will be hired after an interview? ›
- They discuss the next steps. ...
- They ask when you can start. ...
- Their body language is positive. ...
- They contact your references. ...
- You meet the team. ...
- You discuss perks and benefits. ...
- You receive a positive follow-up response. ...
- You're invited to connect on LinkedIn.
What does HR do before job offer? ›
In addition to employment verification and a background check, HR might even do a salary verification to ensure that the candidate's salary history is consistent with information he provided during the interview process or to help your company determine any difference between the candidate's previous earnings and the ...How do you know if hiring manager wants you? ›
- The discussion extends beyond what you had anticipated. ...
- They're not at all distracted. ...
- Your interviewer asks you questions about your long-term objectives. ...
- The interviewer speaks specifically about salary and other compensation. ...
- At the end of the interview, the hiring manager offers positive information about the next step.
A responsible employer wants prospective employees to have some time to think—usually a day or two—before accepting a job offer. But if you want to negotiate the terms, respond by saying: "I've considered the offer and it's a wonderful opportunity; I would want to discuss the details more carefully.Should I respond to job offer immediately? ›
Don't feel pressured into replying to a job offer immediately. Aim to make your decision within 24-48 hours. Make sure you express enthusiasm for the role. Don't be afraid to ask the employer questions before accepting an offer.Can you ask for more time to respond to a job offer? ›
Always reply to the offer immediately, even if it is to ask for more time to consider a job offer. Stick to the deadline they give you. You don't know the company's time pressures so don't risk going over the deadline. They could withdraw the offer and give the job to another candidate.Is it normal to wait a week for a job offer? ›
After a round of interviews, hiring managers will spend an ample amount of time reviewing applicants and their qualifications before taking next steps. So you may have to wait a few days or weeks to hear whether you're going to receive a job offer or if the company is moving forward with another candidate.How long does it take HR to put together an offer? ›
On average, the job offer process takes five to seven days. In rare cases, an employer could leave you waiting for multiple weeks before you get a job offer. There's almost always more than one person involved in hiring decisions for an employer, which can lead to additional delays.What is an example of polite rejection of an offer? ›
I sincerely appreciate the offer and want to express my gratitude for the chance to meet your team. But after careful consideration, I know this opportunity isn't the right fit for my career trajectory. I wish you all the best in finding the right candidate for the role.How do you know if you bombed an interview? ›
- You didn't do your homework at all.
- You didn't research the company at all.
- You lied on your resume.
- You didn't answer basic technical questions correctly.
- You dressed inappropriately.
- You behaved rudely.
Accepting an Offer and Continuing to Interview is a Bad Idea
(The employer can also let you go at any time.) But do you want to be known as someone who accepts an offer and then shortly thereafter quits? Think about the effect that has on your word.
Does a job offer come from HR or the hiring manager? ›
Hiring managers and recruiters work closely together to hire for open positions. The hiring manager will be your direct supervisor if you are hired. They are the final decision maker on job offers. Your earliest interviews (after the recruiter screening) will likely be with the hiring manager.Do companies text about job offers? ›
In addition to conversations with recruiters, text job interviews are becoming more commonplace. Some companies even handle the entire process through text messaging.How long should I wait for an offer letter? ›
If you're like many job candidates, you might be wondering, “How much time do I have to make a decision?” According to multiple hiring managers, requesting 48 to 72 hours is perfectly reasonable.How long does a company give you to decide on a job offer? ›
One week is generally the timeframe a candidate should be given to consider a job offer.What is a job offer starting day? ›
A new-hire start date is the specific day that the new hire agrees upon with the employer to show up at work and officially join the company. The start date should be included as part of the job offer to the new hire.How long after an interview can you hear back? ›
But while any and all of the above can (and sometimes does) impact how long it takes for you to get a response after a job interview, Work says, “In most cases, you should hear back within one to two weeks max after a job interview, unless the recruiter or team lets you know it will take longer.”How do you wait for a job offer? ›
- Don't Leave Your Current Job.
- Prepare Your Response to a Job Offer.
- Research the Employer.
- Follow Up.
- Keep Looking.
- Stay Calm.
- Find Distractions.
- Go Outside.
- Strange body language. ...
- Rudeness, sloppiness, or tardiness. ...
- Lack of passion for the role, product, or company. ...
- Lack of ownership over past mistakes or experiences. ...
- Asking no questions. ...
- Being unprepared. ...
- Complaining or gossiping. ...
- Poor listening skills.
It really depends. Some people feel you should take the first offer if you're happy with it. Never negotiate just for the sake of negotiating. Other people disagree with that position and believe anytime you're given the chance to negotiate, you should.Why does HR take so long to make an offer? ›
They could have offered the job to someone else and are waiting for that person to accept (or not). Or are in the process of negotiating the job offer with the person. It isn't over until the person starts the job (sometimes not then, either).
Should you accept the first offer from HR? ›
accepting the first offer
As a rule of thumb, avoid saying yes to the very first offer. Most hiring managers will have an approved salary range for the role. Just like you won't give your bottom-line salary right out of the gate, hiring managers avoid starting with an offer at the top of their salary range.
Research has shown that the average time it takes for people to receive feedback after an interview varies: 44% get feedback from the employer within a few weeks of applying. 37% get feedback within one week of applying. Less than 4% get feedback within a day.How do you impress a hiring manager? ›
- Research the company and your interviewers. ...
- Dress for the company. ...
- Show up early to your interview. ...
- Clarify your personal mission statement. ...
- Be fully present. ...
- Bring a copy of your resumé or portfolio. ...
- Don't lie or overshare. ...
- Be yourself.
An exploding offer is one with a time limit, which you'll often find in the job market as employers are looking to hire quickly and may also not want to be your second choice while you wait for another offer to come in first.What not to do when waiting for a job offer? ›
Don't tell your boss.
If you currently have a job, don't tell your boss you are waiting for another job offer. Do not let on – either on social media or in your conversations – that you are considering taking a new job.
Making a counteroffer to the first job offer is generally a good thing. As long as you don't fold at the first No, you don't issue ultimatums or make threats and the counteroffer isn't a surprise after the prospective employer already thinks you've accepted, then you will be OK.Is it OK to accept a job offer the same day? ›
After getting a job offer, you can immediately accept, immediately deny or you can negotiate. “What I recommend doing is asking the hiring manager or whoever you get your offer from for a day or two so that you can review the offer.”Do job offers come on Fridays? ›
Hiring managers tend not to extend job offers on Fridays because people are usually winding down for the week and focusing more on their weekend plans. Therefore, Thursday is the optimal day of the week to send and receive an offer.Should I tell my boss before I accept an offer? ›
It's better not to jeopardize your current position until you've accepted an offer for a new job. Nevertheless, when it is time to tell your current boss, remember to be polite and at your professional best. It is best not to burn any bridges.How many times should I follow up for a job offer? ›
If you haven't heard anything for more than two weeks, you might want to reach out again. However, don't reach out more than once every couple of weeks. “Following up does not mean becoming a nuisance,” says Julie Kniznik, senior consultant with ClearRock, a Boston-based HR consulting and leadership development firm.
How long is reasonable to ask for after receiving a job offer before accepting? ›
But one week is generally considered acceptable, and if you feel you need to offer an explanation, you can say you need to “talk it through with your partner” or “run the numbers.”How to ask for more time on job offer when waiting for another offer? ›
Reach out to your main point of contact at the company — usually the hiring manager or the internal recruiter responsible for filling the position — and explain that you have another offer on the table, but if the folks at Company B and you can come to an agreement, you'd really prefer to join their team.What time is OfferUp most active? ›
Learn The Best Time To Post On OfferUp
Here's what some Reddit OfferUp sellers are saying about the best times to post on OfferUp: User tymando2 says: “I have noticed that listing around noon, or around 7pm at night my ads almost always get a better response than other times.”
Homes listed with an offer review date.
The idea behind this timeline is to give buyers and their agents enough time to see the home and decide if they want to make an offer. For a properly priced home, setting an offer deadline usually results in increased competition for the home and a higher number of offers.
Michelle: The length of time varies so much. Between application and when you're contacted, a candidate can usually expect to wait between 1 to 2 weeks, but it may be faster or slower depending on whether they have strong candidates in the pipeline.Why does no one respond on OfferUp? ›
If the other person doesn't respond, check that they saw your message. Two green checkmarks like the ones below indicate they've seen that message. One green checkmark indicates they haven't seen the message yet. When someone doesn't respond, it's up to you if you want to continue searching for another item or buyer.How can I make an OfferUp faster? ›
Create a great listing
The more details, the better! The items that sell fastest on OfferUp have lots of great photos, clear titles, accurate descriptions, and fair prices. Transparency is key. If your item has defects or is showing its age, make sure to include that in the description for a problem-free sale.
- Clothing. It goes without saying that one of the best things to sell on OfferUp is clothing. ...
- Electronics. ...
- Collectibles. ...
- Tools. ...
- Sports Cards. ...
- Baby Supplies & Gear. ...
- Furniture. ...
- Fitness & Sports Equipment.
OfferUp will generate the shipping label for the seller, and they'll package and mail the item to you. Packages are sent via the U.S. Postal Service. When you receive the item, you only have 2 days to evaluate it before the sale is final.How does OfferUp work when you make an offer? ›
You'll review your offer (including any applicable shipping fees), confirm your mailing address, then tap Confirm Offer to submit the offer to the seller. If you'd rather meet in person to pick up your item, simply select Make Offer, and then discuss pick up options with the seller if they accept.
How do I respond to a lowball offer on OfferUp? ›
How do you respond to a lowball offer on Offerup? If you get an offer below your acceptable limit, respond politely and share your preferred price or give a counteroffer. Keep an open mind, especially if you aren't sure of an item's value. Respond courteously even if you get an unacceptably low offer.Why do sellers ignore your offer? ›
Most sellers won't acknowledge an offer that's 10% less than the market value. It's insulting to them, and they don't want to deal with the back and forth of a counteroffer. Some sellers may even be offended by the lowball offer like you are trying to take advantage of them.Can you accept an offer before closing date? ›
Do you need to wait until a Closing Date is set before making an offer? No. However, if at the time we note our interest and report back to you, a Closing Date has been set, then you will have to wait until the Closing Date before you can make your offer along with the other buyers.Why are estate agents not allowed to tell you other offers? ›
The risk isn't worth it
Legal implications aren't the only consideration. Estate agents are unlikely to lie about offers, because the risk of a buyer withdrawing from a sale is not worth the small amount of money they will gain if you increase your offer.
Don't feel pressured into replying to a job offer immediately. Aim to make your decision within 24-48 hours. Make sure you express enthusiasm for the role. Don't be afraid to ask the employer questions before accepting an offer.How long does it take HR to create an offer? ›
If you're wondering how long does it take for HR to approve a job offer, the answer may vary. After your interview, it's common for companies to give a rough timeline of when they expect to make their decision, with this usually being around two to four weeks.Is it OK to ask when a hiring decision will be made? ›
Wait Appropriate Amount of Time
If you were interviewed, but you forgot to ask about the hiring timeline, wait at least one week before emailing or calling. Instead of coming right out and asking if you got the job, inquire as to where they are in the decision process and when a final decision is anticipated.