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How long to wait before bothering recruiter again?
Last Post 24 May 2011 11:35 PM by Cooch. 5 Replies.
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16 May 2011 01:09 PM
    Hi all,

    I am looking to join the Coast Guard Reserves, probably sometime next year.

    I got the contact info of the nearest recruiter from the GoCoastGuard website, and sent him an email.  He forwarded my email to an HS, who sent me a pre-qualification form and asked me to fill it out and send it back to her.

    I did that within a few hours of receiving it.  That was the middle of last week.  I haven't heard anything from either of them, positive or negative, since then.

    I know that CG recruiters are really busy, and I don't want to annoy these ones.  But I also know that, with them being busy, my completed form could have gotten missed or forgotten.  When would it be reasonable for me to contact the HS and make sure that she got my form, and ask what I need to do next?
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    16 May 2011 07:05 PM
    JulietLima,

    Not sure which office you are recruiting out of. A large group of offices were in training all last week. Best bet is to give your recruiter until Friday, then give a friendly Email or call.
    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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    23 May 2011 03:19 PM
    I figured that I should post an update. I emailed my recruiter again, and she did get back to me today. And apparently I do pre-qualify, which is good, and I have scheduled an in-person appointment with her!
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    23 May 2011 03:45 PM
    Congratulations. It isn't that they are ignoring you, they are just busy and will answer. I'm glad you got the answer. Best of luck on the next steps.
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    23 May 2011 03:45 PM
    That is awesome...dress to impress and be sure to wow her...We wish you the best.
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    24 May 2011 11:35 PM
    I am sure that the recruiter will give you a call back as soon as possible. For me personally, I am interviewing applicants like crazy, so it's hard to find time to call people back right now. If you have the recruiter's email, that would be a great way to make contact.
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