Once you've clicked "send" and your application has been submitted don't forget your next step which is to follow up! Here are some tips to help.
When do I do it? If you were given an email to contact the recruiter/hiring manager, send a follow-up email 2-3 days after you originally applied. It's likely that they haven’t gotten back to you by then, so this is a fantastic way to remind them of who you are and why you are a benefit to them.
What do I say? In your follow up email, remind them of which position you applied for and why you are a strong fit for that role. A boring and generic, “Hey, I applied!” or “Look at my #application and let me know if I’m a fit!” email is not going to move you forward. Instead, take your time and really research the job/company and how you would benefit that employer if the role were yours. Avoid copying and pasting and take the time to really make it personal to that employer!
I need to what? Proofread! Your communication skills here speak volumes about yourself as an applicant. If they find your email is riddled with mistakes or is poorly written it will show that you don't care about the role or their time.
Now what happens? Give them a few days to respond. Chances are they are pretty busy, and you don’t want to bother them. Patience is key!
In the meantime continue to apply and make sure not to place all of your job hopes in one basket, spread them around. If a company chooses not to return your emails then they are not the one for you!
Remember to always move forward not backward.
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