Hearing back from applications

  • Thomas James

    Actor

    Hi guys I'm fairly new to casting call pro and was just wondering how long it can take to hear back from jobs that you put yourself forward for? Theres a few i have put myself forward for but just wondering when you should assume that you weren't right for it.

    Many thanks.

    • 26th Jul 2017
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  • Lewis Allcock

    Actor

    In most cases, you will only hear back from the ones you were successful for. This is because hundreds of people usually apply for each role, and sorting through the applications is a time-consuming process.

    Sometimes you get redundant messages saying your application has been received, and they are sorting through candidates, but in most cases, only successful applications will get a reply.

    • 13th Jul 2017
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  • Sue Parker-Nutley

    Actor

    Assume that you'll get one audition from every 50 applications you make, and then one job from every 50 auditions you do. That's harsh, I know, but it's pretty much a reality in this business with hundreds of candidates for one role. Just apply for everything that suits you, and then forget about it. If you get contacted and invited for audition, great!

    All the best.

    Sue

    • 13th Jul 2017
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Just apply and forget about it, after a while you'll get to appreciate NOT getting the rejection letters! There is nothing new they can say, no amount of "the standard was incredibly high" or "we considered your audition one of the best" whatever they say a miss is as good as a mile.

    • 14th Jul 2017
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    "....can we keep you on our books for future opportunities?" You will probably never hear from them again!

    • 17th Jul 2017
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    And when they say "But can we keep you on our books for future roles.." you will probably never hear from them again :-)

    • 17th Jul 2017
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  • Phil Young

    Actor

    50% of mine don't get "viewed". 5% are "under consideration"- these are the ones that get me excited! 1 in 5 of those I get the job.....

    • 17th Jul 2017
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  • Simon Rhys-Jones

    Actor

    Hey Tom...

    Apply and forget is great advice, but if you do want to track your progress to a degree you can use the "My Applications" from the JOBS drop down menu at the top of the page...this will tell you when you applied for a job, when your application was viewed (if at all) and if you are UNDER CONSIDERATION...

    • 17th Jul 2017
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  • K.c. Flanagan

    Actor

    The Military use a term that is apt. FAF = Fire and Forget. As many others have already said. If you wait with baited breath then it's highly likely that you'll suffocate. For what it's worth, I make a point of responding to castings for which I've been informed I've been unsuccessful in obtaining. If a CD takes the time to let me know that I haven't been selected - then it's only fair that I thank them for their time and consideration. I did this once and the CD contacted me again a week or so later - offering me a role for a TV drama reconstruction without audition. Don't burn your bridges - ever!

    • 19th Jul 2017
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    Yes - I always thank them for letting me know and wish them success with their production :-)

    • 20th Jul 2017
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  • James Sutherland

    Actor

    As others have said, best thing is to apply and then kind of forget about it (I'd say put it in the drawer and wait to see if they open it, and by how much). Your application status section shows if your application has been viewed or not. However, I find that certain applications might show as not having been viewed although in my 'views' the employer has actually looked at my profile - so it can be a bit misleading if you purely go by the application status. If they put you 'under consideration' that's a step in the right direction, but it still doesn't mean you'll hear anything. It's more likely that they're shortlisting people. Most jobs will show a close by date, and if you don't hear by then, it's pretty much a gonner. Good luck!

    • 24th Jul 2017
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    Sometimes I've noticed 'unregistered user' profile and file views where an IP address check shows the viewer was in the same area as the job. I think if you go to someone's CCP profile via a Google search you will show as an unregistered user. Perhaps sometimes the Employer doesn't want you to know they've checked you out?

    • 26th Jul 2017
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  • Lewis Allcock

    Actor

    Yeh I presume that is probably the case, Jeremy.

    If you are logged out of this website, and bring up a profile via Google Search, then you will appear as an unregistered user.

    • 27th Jul 2017
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