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Job Search: Be a pest…in a good way

On a group coaching call last week, clients Herman and James were discussing the best ways to follow up on a job application.

I always suggest, depending on the employer’s time frame and how connected you were to them during the interview, to follow up consistently but in a reasonable (but not to pesty), timeframe via phone if possible. I prefer the phone over email because email could get lost. Also, over the phone, people will connect with you more. Herman had an additional great idea I wanted to share with you that I have heard other people use with good success:

Follow up on a job application and mail or email an article covering a topic relevant to the potential job or the organization. Send them something that would be helpful or of interest to them and point out the relevant pieces you think they may benefit from. It keeps you in front of them in a non-pesty way, and shows them you’re knowledgeable about and interested in their field.

Try this out the next time you submit a job application. It’s a brilliant way to follow up and stand out from the crowd. Good luck, I hope this is helpful to you.

Hallie Crawford
Job Search Coach