Here are some job application tips to keep in mind when following up on a job application:
- If you don’t get a confirmation that your application was received within one week, consider following-up. Again, this will vary depending on what the application instructions indicate. Sometimes applicants are specifically requested not to follow-up. Other times, they may list an email address for you to check on your status. But one week is normally an appropriate time to follow-up.
- Send a follow-up letter if there is an email or mailing address – there are great samples of job applications, resumes, and follow-up letters online at www.about.com
- .If phoning to follow-up, here are some appropriate fact-finding questions to ask. But remember, don’t demand to know what is happening; be professional. (These questions come from http://www.about.com.)
- What are the next steps in the recruiting process?
- Do you know the approximate timeframe for the process?
- Will all candidates be contacted?
- Do you need any additional information about my candidacy? (Or briefly share new information that adds to your application.)
- If you plan to visit the company’s location, mention the timeframe and your eagerness to meet – ask if it’s possible to arrange an interview during your visit.
We hope this is helpful to you! The career coaches at HallieCrawford.com.