I have been looking for a job for 3 years now and have been struggling to get interviews (I’ve had 2 in the last 3 years). My friend ended up recommending me for a job about 6 weeks ago. The interview went well, the recruiter told me ‘your interview was almost perfect.’ The hiring manager also told me that I would move to the final step of the interview process unless the next interview (with a potential peer) ‘gave a dramatically different impression of me’
After the interview with the peer, which I felt went well, 3 weeks went by and I got an automated email on a Saturday at 3am saying I didn’t get the job. I requested feedback because I was very confused that I was not moved forward in the process. It has been over a week since I sent this email and I haven’t heard anything.
How long should I wait before requesting feedback again?
Any advice on how to get more interviews without a personal recommendation from a current employee?