When it comes to getting some feedback about a job application, the Federal government works differently from the private sector. While most civilian companies will start interviewing as soon as they get qualified candidates, Uncle Sam prefers to wait until the vacancy announcement closes. As a result, it will take from 2 weeks to a month to hear back from the agency to which you submitted your Federal resume
. If you still haven't heard from them after a month, feel free to contact the agency to get an update about the status of your application.