I got connected through a mutual friend to an employee at a company I saw an interesting job opening for. We had a great informational interview and he offered to refer me (without me even asking!) He also seems to know the team the hiring manager is on.
We chatted on a Friday so I waited until Monday (to avoid bothering him over the weekend) to send over my resume as asked for him to submit the referral. I still haven't heard back and sent a follow-up email two days after that first email just to check in.
It's now been a little over a week - I don't want to come off as a pest and follow up again but is it worth doing so given it's the holiday season and my previous emails may have been buried? Or should I just give up and submit an application on my own?
I'm a bit surprised by the sudden radio silence given how well our initial conversation went so I'm worried I rubbed him the wrong way at a certain point and didn't realize it? Would love any honest feedback!