Post # 1
I recently sent out an application for a company that I really want to work. Is it annoying to call or e-mail to follow up to make sure they received my materials? I’ve always been told to follow up but is anyone an HR person that might be able to give me advice? I don’t want to annoy potential employers but I also want to add that I received my license this week! Advice?
Post # 3
I don’t think it is annoying to call and check on your materials once. Calling over and over will annoy them though!
Post # 4
I’m not sure what industry or market you’re in but if there’s been a change to your application status (i.e. license or designation) that may make you a better candidate I would contact HR with an email to along the lines of “Hi, I’m Monkeyface and I’ve applied for ________. As an update, I have recently achieved ______….am still interested in _____”.
Post # 5
As someone who works as an admin, one call isn’t bad… it’s the repetitive “how about now?” “what about now?” “Nothing yet?” “Ok, I’ll call back later.”
NO. Don’t call back later. I have your phone number memorized and I will NOT pick up. 🙂
Post # 6
Adding that you received your license this week is a definite reason to contact them. Send an updated resume along with your e-mail or whatever you decide to do to contact them. Speaking from a profession that requires licensure, they may have already tossed your resume aside due to lack of licensure. This will help them put it back to the top of the pile. 🙂 Congrats!
Post # 7
If you got a automatic confirmation that they recieved your resume (this is typical when you email it in), the employer typically doesn’t want those confirmation phone calls. I agree if you can let them know about your license coming in.
It may be more effective to wait a few days after the application deadline and check on the status of the application process. If you call now, they’ll just say “yah, we got it” and hang up.
Post # 8
Thank you! I usually get e-mails when my materials were received and in this case I didnt so I just want to make sure that they got everything. I hate annoying employers but especially with my license, I wanted to make sure they received that information as well!