(Closed) When you apply for jobs, how many times do you follow up?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: How many phone calls/e-mails will you send the employer before you give up?
    Not at all, they call or they don't : (3 votes)
    21 %
    Once, then I'm done : (6 votes)
    43 %
    2-3 : (2 votes)
    14 %
    I will follow up until they respond to me : (3 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    3520 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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.

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