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Your Day 10 Challenge: Follow Up On Your Applications

Sick of not hearing back from employers about your application?

Here’s what you should do: Try calling employers a few days after you’ve applied. You can search the company name and location on Google for the phone number.

When you call, ask if you can speak to someone in charge of hiring for the job position you applied for. It’s as easy as that!

Note: Don’t call if an employer asks you not to (it’ll be on your job application).

Try this tip out and share what happens with the community!



William Agnew

Cool! This is very good, super awesome advice! Thank you!

Angela Bowman

I already know that

Darrius Holyfield

Very helpful information thanks!

Latonya Scott

I aalways do that.

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I want a job

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I need a job.....

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i need a job

Angela Perilli

I have performed follow ups for each application. Some have not bothered to return my call. Or I get a later response stating we have reviewed your resume and decided to pursue other experienced candidates
How am I to get the experience if no one decides to give me a chance?

Jennifer Silver

Me too know how y feel keep trying works out for u

Stan Burton

I know tried that ...50/50

Wendy Rey

Is the phrase I have a few more applicates to talk to the kiss of death? They tell you how qualified you are and then that statement.

Barbara Croteau-Cundiff

When I apply for a job I do not even receive a call back for an interview. I do have the experiences as well as the qualifications.
I think it's because of my age because when I was younger I always got an interview and was hired.on the spot.

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I think it is... When they tell me that, I hear " Thanks for coming in. We like your qualifications, but we want hire someone closer to our age than yours. With you here, it would be like having my Dad work with us and that's awkward. Sorry!

Paul Schlipf

The thing is you have to hear from someone first an it's been a year an a half or longer no job so what to do ????????

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Im in the same boat that you are. Its been over a year and I've only had two interviews. The Job market is computer based. If your resume doesn't have the exact buzz words they're looking for it goes right past yours and spits it into the reject pile. You can't pound the payment and submit applications in person, as soon as you walk into the lobby, the receptionist directs you to their website. There's not interacting. When you call and check on your application or resume, they tell you there's nobody to talk to. If they like your resume, someone will reach out to you via email for an online or phone interview..... But I never hear from them. What's your advice to this? I also think my age has a lot to do with it. The millennials don't want to hire someone who's as old as their Dad or Grandfather. The older you get, the less they want to hire you....

Paul Schlipf

Your right on the age part an agree witch is true to that,but what are we supposed to-do lay down an die. Technology is the down fall as of life a we know it people are losing the ability of communication I'm not for do applications on line . But can't stop the future of the end but I wish you the best an everyone else take care an god bless to all an no I will never be politically correct go Trump peace an freedom

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مرحبا لو سمحتم انا لا أتكلم الإنكليزية إلا بعض كلمات قليلة جدا واريد عمل لا يحتاج للغة الانجليزية ارجو المساعدة

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I need number to costco Limbaugh and sheldon rd in tampa fl

Jennifer Silver

Thanks what is the best time to call employer to check on your applications.

Jennifer Silver

I need to find a job no luck so far

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Call back on some employers who didn't give me a chance to talk or know I have no transportation so I can keep a job.

Annie Galvin

Why are we required to put our age on applications if it is so non-discriminatory?

Blas Diaz

I would never called to any employer, that's not my way , right now I just work to pay the bills ,I got helped from daughter and sons I've been working for more than 30 years, that's why I don't worry to much. I just do what I can .

Alexander Boadi

ok what about if the company is a new one and no internet connection from the beginning and it is unlikely to have the front line or the human resource managers number what will you do . Thank you. ALEX FROM Ghana (West Africa)

Sonevilay Namsaly

Call me for part time job.