Job search when to follow up
You sent your resume to a company you would love to work with, but you haven’t got their call. What should you do next? You are presuming thing that they’re going to call back and waiting eagerly for a call or you can choose to follow up with the hiring manager.
Following up in a courteous, professional manner can stand you out from others who are on the same track by showing the employer just how interested you are in the job. Reaching out to the contact person can help your resume to get a closer look.
Here are tips for the best way to follow up by phone or email.
How to follow up on your resume
If you don’t hear back from the hiring manager within two weeks, it may be worth following up. Employers and recruiters usually prefer by email. That way they have a record of correspondence and can respond at a convenient time. If no email address is listed, you can try sending a paper letter or calling the company. If no email address or phone no. is listed and posting says no to contact the employee, follow the instructions and wait to hopefully hear from them.
Send an email to follow up
When sending a follow up email message, put the title of the position that you applied for and your name in the subject line so that the hiring manager can see at a glance what the email is in reference to. Begin your email with a polite salutation, using the hiring manager’s name. If you are unsure of the gender, you can use their first and last name. Your signature should include a business closing, after thanking the employer for their consideration.
Make a follow up phone call
When following up with a phone call, try early or late in the day, because people are less likely to be in meetings then. Try calling once or twice before leaving a message with the name, and the job title you applied for. Thank the employer for their consideration, and say you would be happy to clarify any information on your resume. Leave your phone number so it’s handy for them to call you back.