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Reaching out to recruiter who may have ghosted you

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Entry-Level Software Engineer at Unemployed2 months ago

I applied for a position and didn't get it but the recruiter said I could send him the role I'm interested in. I have sent him a position I was interested in and he responded earlier but when I reached out again I didn't get a response. Do you think it appropriate to call/ email him again when it has been a few months?

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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    2 months ago

    If it's been a few months, you should absolutely reach out again. Persistence is key as long as you're not annoying (and sometimes being annoying is ok too!). Reaching out after a few months is great.

    Relatedly, see my response to How to deal with a mentor ghosting you?

    As a higher-level feedback, I wouldn't rely on recruiters to get your foot in the door at companies. Even better is if you can connect with the hiring manager or another engineer at the company.

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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    a month ago

    You should reach out - Might as well try. You don't have much to lose as long as you're polite about it.

    I recommend following the algorithm I describe here: Final round interview IC1/IC2

    If you're having trouble with recruiters, try building up your network to get strong referrals: "How to get referrals?"

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