You should ALWAYS follow up an application!!

So you’ve applied to a few jobs through Jobcase, and sent out your resume. But when do you follow up?

It’s easy: If you were given an email to contact the recruiter/hiring manager, send a follow-up business 2-3 days after you originally applied. They probably haven’t gotten back to you by then (if they have, great!) so this can help reinforce your name and show that you really want the job!

Wait, what should my follow up say??

In your follow up email, remind them of which position you applied for, the date you applied, and your contact information. It’s also good practice to reaffirm your interest in the position, and thank them for their time!

I sent a follow up email. Now what?

Give them a few more days to respond to you. Chances are they are busy, and you don’t want to pester them!

It’s been a week since I followed up, and nothing.

At this point, you should call them. Maybe they don’t check their email regularly, or there has been a ton of applications. Calling or stopping in can be a more personal touch, and you’ll be able to chat and develop a bond with them.

If you have more questions about following up, check out this article!

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Lu'Ciana Bobby Dixon
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Ok

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Maria Serrano
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YES I do follow up !!!

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Ricky Hill
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Just send the decal to me.

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Melissa Wise
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Waiting on someone to give me a call or email me about a job...

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Patricia Land
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I am following up. Now what?

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Silvia Bernal
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ready

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Kaoru Tanabe
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Follow up on what???

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Robyn Kali Ashby
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I'm sorry to be a wet blanket here, but I think it's only fair that people hear both sides. I have been hiring/firing/reprimanding/promoting employees for 30 years. I know whether or not I like a resume within 30 seconds of looking at it. That gets the interview. I know within 5 minutes of an interview if I'm interested in a candidate. I know after interviewing the top 5 resumes/candidates whom I'm going to hire. That's it. I lose interest in a candidate when I receive thank you notes or follow up calls. If you don't think you deserve this job on your merits alone, without following up to see if I remember you, then why should I think you deserve it? Your work ethics and experience should speak for you without bringing attention to your insecurities by trying to get my attention. I know that sounds harsh but it's a harsh world out there.

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Molly G Jacobs
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I didn't add a credit card to check my credit...why should I pay to get my credit score, I can do it for free...

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Sithandile Gumede
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Yes i do follow up

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