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What Does Your Online Job Application Submission Status Actually Mean?

What does your online application submission status actually mean
  • Iya

    Hi! Is this process also applicable to companies using SAP successfactors for their recruitment process?

    • PYOK Admin

      Hello there and thanks for your comment.
      SAP successfactors is very similar but unfortunately, it doesn’t have as many tell tale signs as Taleo. For example, even when your application is unsuccessful, a ‘withdraw application’ link will always be present. With SAP it’s best to use the ‘status date’ as an indicator. If that date is different than your ‘application date’ and you still haven’t heard anything from the company then it’s likely that the recruiter has assessed your application.
      I hope this helps!

  • Kelly

    I applied at a job that uses the Taleo system my submission status say “in progress” and when i click on that is says interview complete. what do you feel like this means. The interviewer informed me that he had training was going on vacation for a few days following that.

    • PYOK Admin

      You’ve gotta love Taleo! May I ask, is the ‘withdraw’ button still present – that is 9 times out of 10 the only tell tale sign that your application is still under active consideration. You can’t always rely on “IN PROGRESS” – It can mean very different things from one company to another.

      • Kelly

        Yes, it is still present.

        • PYOK Admin

          That’s always a really good sign! It sounds like the HR department still have your application open – cross fingers!!