(Closed) Wording for a non-awkward follow-up email after job app?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think there are pros and cons to doing follow up e-mails after an online application- personally I reserve follow ups for after an interview. I also think it depends greatly on the type of job/line of work you are applying to.

With the 1000 applicants on the online system, they usually send a computer generated letter after you apply- thanking you and letting you know that if they find your qualifications a match, someone from HR will schedule and interview with you. I always interpret that as they are too busy, and they want the ball in their court 😉

However if you don’t receive anything like that or perhaps its a craigslist type add, or a local joint then yes follow up!

I think a week is a safe date if you want to send a follow up!

Post # 4
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I usually send a follow up email a week later if I haven’t heard anything.   I write something like, 

“Good Afternoon!  I applied for the position of President of the United States on November 4, 2008.  I was wondering whether you had received my application and if you need further information from me.  I am very interested in this position as my previous experience as a pizza chain owner allows me to understand the intricacies of the job.  Thank you for your time.

Sincerely yours, Peach Acid.”

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