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Old 09-10-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default What's the average time for a game company t get back to you after applying for a job

I recently have been applying in the game industry and this is my first time around. What is the average time for a company to get back to you if they are interested at all for a interview.

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Old 09-10-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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It varies depending on the company, however if they don't respond within a week or two then try to follow it up. Sometimes it can take a really long time while others it will be quite fast.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:09 AM   #3
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I concur. I've once had a same day reply and started the following day (in a QA role). Then other times I've had a phone call over a month after applying to ask if I was still interested. I wouldn't recommend that you wait for a response from each company before applying for another though. I've only ever heard back from a single developer to turn me down for an interview. Most just leave you hanging.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:06 AM   #4
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Claxon is right don't wait around just keep applying.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:34 PM   #5
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It really depends how soon they need new employees. I wouldn't pressure them at all in the beginning. After a while you might wanna check on the status.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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Although this doesn't really concern big companies that use online forms, one of the things that I don't get is that a lot of games companies don't politely respond when they recieve your application; especially when it concerned sending a cover letter and CV.

Setting up an auto-response "Thank you for your application" would have saved me a lot of fretting and phoning around just to make sure they actually got my application in the first place!
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:52 PM   #7
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Check to see if your email browser has a "return receipt" function.

It will automatically send you an email showing you when that person opened your e-mail.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:08 PM   #8
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Something you could look at also if you haven't already:

http://www.gamecareerguide.com/featu...ing_up_on_.php

I'm in the same boat as you, believe me it's frustrating. Good luck!
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