If an ad says it will review applications until someone is found, what the hell does that mean? Do they review it as it comes in or do they wait until an undisclosed date? Should I just submit it now?
Date: 16 Sep 2015 21:55
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Submit now…why worry and wait? And yes, it could mean that they will review on a rolling basis. They may have some internal date they agreed on, but why chance it?
Related question… I just came across an ad for a position I would really want. The job was posted Oct 8 as "open until filled" and I immediately got my materials in last night - Oct 21. Now I'm worried I'm already too late. What are people's thoughts on emailing the contact person just to say "hey I applied last night" or "just checking to see if that job is still open?" … Or, am I stuck just waiting and not knowing if I'll even get a look?
I would just sit around and wait. Post the ad on the wiki and maybe you'll get updates.
If a job is posted Oct 8 I think you're not too late Oct 21. I think it would be fully open at least until 11/1.
But I agree no deadline is infuriating.
If you put an end date to an ad, you can't consider anyone who submits after the date. This lets the committee keep options open in case a desirable application comes in, or their first set of candidates fall through, etc. It also gives them the freedom to snap up someone amazing quickly before that person gets offers from other places.
I would generally assume that there is AT LEAST 4-6 weeks from job posting to initial review by the school.