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Waterstones Job Application - how long should I wait before I follow up?

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    I applied - in-store - to Waterstones on August 2nd. I could only speak quite briefly with the manager who received my application; he seemed kind, quite funny and I felt that even though I was clearly a little nervous (since I really, REALLY want this job, I'm a book lover) we seemed to click in a way that seemed good to me. It helps that I saw he was impressed with a lot of my answers, too, lmao - and I know that my CV and cover letter were both pretty brilliant, so...

    Fast forward to today, 11th August - note, the manager I spoke to hadn't had a chance to read my CV and covering letter beforehand, so the chat was all quite casual and a little rushed but he told me that a recruitment team would be in touch to follow up. I wasn't given an estimate of how long this would take, just told that they'd get in contact. But, since I'm used to following up with jobs - I'm just wondering if anyone here had some advice on a maximum time they'd leave before they called or if I should wait out the standard two weeks, etc. Thank you in advance!

    Some companies say that if you haven't had a response within 28 days then you haven't got the job, but I'm not sure about the specifics of Waterstones. I'd say two weeks is a pretty good amount of time to wait before contacting them, it will show you're eager and enthusiastic. Just do what you feel comfortable with, but if you really do want the job (as it looks like you do) it's probably best to contact them and not just leave it.

    If you know the recruitment team email, never hurts to send a nicely written email wondering if they read it. That way it would be fresh in their mind and you would have a higher chance of getting a reply.
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