Post # 1
I’ve been applying for teaching jobs which is a pain in the ass. These schools want essay questions answered and every piece of information about your life pretty much. So it REALLY annoys me when I spend and hour or two on an application to get no phone call.
So I send one e-mail when I send in the application (usually one to the principal, one to the sup of HR, and one to the director of special ed- all individualized e-mails), if I don’t hear back in a week and the job is still posted, I’ll send another one, a week after that I’ll call. If I found out that they’re interviewing other applicants but haven’t called me in, I’ll start freaking stalking them to get them to call me in (I figure if they haven’t answered me yet, they’ll either call me now or never so I’m not really at a loss)… sometimes this works, sometimes I think I piss people off..
Just wondering what you guys do
Post # 3
I used to be in HR, and I would recommend waiting about a week and a half after you apply. Send an email to the person you sent the application to, and ask if they would like any additional information from you. They’ll have to reply to your email, with either a “no thank you” or an update on where they are. Trust me, we know what that email means.
Good luck in the job search!
Post # 4
When I was searching, I followed up every other week until I received a firm “no” response. I always wanted to remain top of mind. I kept a spreadsheet with every resume I sent and the dates I contacted them. I stayed in contact with my current employer for 5 months before I was formally offered the job.
Post # 5
This is very interesting. I usually have emailed once or twice. If I haven’t heard anything back, then I let it go.
Post # 6
I try to make contact a few times (I don’t have a specific number in mind that, after which, I’m done though). I figure, the seqaky wheel gets the grease. So long as you don’t try to email/call so often that you become an annoyance, it keeps your name in the front of their minds.