Post # 1
Hi Bees! First of all, I hate job hunting! The wait and uncertainty drives me nuts! Some nights I can’t even sleep 🙁
phew..ok that’s out…
So there was there was this job posting I really wanted it just posted this Wednesday that said “we’re looking for someone to work on a project starting immediatly”. I came across it in the evening and e-mailed them my application but I don’t think they’d read it till Thursday morning.
So my question is…right now it’s Friday noon..would it be too pushy or give a negative impression if I followed up with them now? I know some people say wait for a week but this job said they were looking for immediate start. Would waiting till next week be too late?
What’s the job hunting manner for this issue? Thanks bees!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I don’t think it comes off as pushy, I think it seems more enthusiastic. I say go for it!
Post # 4
I would send a follow-up email confirming they received your application. You can also ask general questions about the hiring process and the estimated start date. I don’t think it’s too early for those types of questions. 🙂 I would just stay away from more specific questions like, “When can I expect an interview?”
Post # 5
Following up lets them know you are interested in the job- which I don’t think is pushy (especially given the current economic climate). Personally, I would wait until Monday to follow up- but I don’t think there’s any “harm” in following up today.
I would go with what Mrs.Spring suggested. I would follow up to confirm that they received your application. Then just write something like “thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.”
GOOD LUCK! Hope you get an interview! Let us know. 🙂
Post # 6
I’d say go for it. Shouldn’t come off as pushy, just determined/eager to start.
Post # 7
I would probably wait until Monday because you don’t want to seem pushy imo. But, on monday i think it would be absolutely fine to call and verify that they’ve received your app, and also to tell them that you are very seriously interested.
Post # 8
absolutely not. I actually got a second interview BECAUSE I followed up, otherwise they probably would have chosen someone else.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Orange County Performing Arts Center
I used to work in Human Resources and when someone followed up, it would make their name more memorable among the dozen (or even hundreds) of applications in my inbox. I’d be more likely to give an interview to someone who followed up and was persistent! Good luck!
Post # 10
I would wait till Monday but I think Friday is fine too.
Post # 11
Go for it! I didn’t know how important following up was last time I was applying for jobs. Since then I have heard that it can be the one thing that makes you stand out.
Post # 12
Thank you all! It’s all great advice:)
@danadelphia,@ksnow, Thanks for the encouragement!
@Mrs.Spring, @Monkeygirl, that’s a great idea! I was wondering how I’d word it.
@CorgiTales, @Arachna…yeah I was thinking maybe I should at least give them 2 days before I start jumping at them.
@beach, @lace, @rachel, wow! I never knew it was so important to follow up! I always thought they’d find it irritating. I guess I was wrong:)
Post # 13
I think it is definitely important to follow up, in this job market it is important to do anything to stand out. The company is much more likely to remember you if you check in with them, and I highly doubt that they would think you were too eager to work for them (there is no such thing!).
I had to do this yesterday, because I am looking for a new job since the one I have is making me miserable. I am still in college, so I am only looking for a part time position within the restaurant world right now, but there is one place in particular I want to work that I hadnt heard back from, so I stopped by again yesterday and ended up meeting with a different manager, and it seemed to go really well, so hopefully I will be hearing from them Tuesday with good news 🙂 If I hadnt gone in and checked in on things, my name probably would have fallen to the bottom of the pile, but now I will be back on top 🙂
Post # 14
I definately think you should follow up, and honestly I think today OR Monday would be fine!
I have ALWAYS followed up on my job apps, and I really think that’s why I have never had a problem getting a job. Employers want to see that kind of enthusiasm to work and you will stand out more that way 😉
Post # 15
Definitely follow up! But do it in moderation. I know that my boss tends to “lose” applications of people who are TOO persistant.
Post # 16
I agree with zippylef – it’s not a good idea to stalk your potential employer lol 😉