When it comes to professional jobs, do you follow up?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I would absolutely follow up!

I’d do this to see where you stand as well as talk to an actual person about when they’d be conducting any interviews etc. 

However- that’s just my personal opinion 🙂

Post # 4
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LadyBlackheart:  In my line of work, you don’t follow up. It doesn’t happen. If they want you, they will call you. I have had 5 professional jobs and no follow up calls. If you aren’t hearing back right away, I would work on your cover letter. Having a tailored cover letter really helped me out

Post # 5
1235 posts
Bumble bee

My cousin works as a career advisor, and the rule is to always write a thank you card to the interviewer. Not as some sucking up thing, but as a polite, “Let’s connect and even if you don’t get me a job, let’s end this on good terms in case I interview here again!” Plus it’s the classy thing to do.

Although I must admit, when I’ve had an interview with a company I didn’t like before, I never wrote a thank you card.. Oopsie!

Post # 6
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I can’t imagine it could possibly hurt your chances so why not try it?  It might be something that sets you apart from other applicants.

Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it depends on the job…a lot of places will specifically say in the posting not to call, so doing so might hurt your chances.

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