How To Follow Up After Applying For A Job

How To Follow Up After Applying For A Job

Doing up your cv, searching for ideal roles and eventually sending in an application aren’t just the only steps. Trust me, I know how stressful job hunting can be so you might as well do the right thing at every point. From highlighting the relevant roles, to posting your cv into various portals, little intentional acts can get you more phone calls and interviews.

<my suit in the post is a loose fit Asos  piece paired with a  lacey cami top…shop here and here> Decided on an outdoor shoot as the interior of this cafe was laced with burgundy curtains which would have clashed with my inner top.

These are some 4effective ways to follow up after putting in a job application;

1. Get in touch with the hiring manager. In addition to sending an application to the e-mail address specified, you can also track down the e-mail of the hiring manager and send an application to him or her as well. If an Internet search doesn’t reveal who the hiring manager is, a simple phone call to the company’s main switchboard often will do the trick.

By getting in touch, I don’t mean those annoying emails where you claim to be  “following up”. It should be something more along the lines of I submitted my application for your __ position last week, and I just wanted to make sure my materials arrived. I also want to reiterate my interest in the position; I think it would be a great match, and I’d love to talk with you about the position when you’re ready to schedule interviews.”

Ensure to keep it polite.

2. Maximize LinkedIn. Use LinkedIn to see if anyone in your network is connected to someone who works at the company you’re applying to–or if anyone is even a few degrees away. Depending on who the connections are, you could then ask for background information on the job, a proactive referral or introduction, or even an interview. My current is a product of an email I sent after I saw a LinkedIn post by a recruiter I folllow.

3. Start stalking the company in the internet. Read reviews and blogs or materials written by former staff or people who have any links to the company. It would help you with expectations and more insight.

4.  Show enthusiasm, not desperation. It doesn’t look desperate to express interest in the job or check in to ask about the timeline. I always advice people to apply for new jobs while currently in a job as you’re prone to be more confident.

Enthusiasm becomes desperation when a candidate calls regularly, sounding eager to take any job as opposed to this one in particular, or appearing as though this is their only option. But show enthusiasm and sincere interest in addition to your qualifications, and the employer might just respond in your favor.

thanks for your time on here and best wishes in all your endeavors.



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  1. AA
    March 17, 2018 / 11:20 am

    Thank you for this. Quite timely. How do you highlight the relevant roles?

    • March 17, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      What I did was to put it in my profile (the introductory part at the top) then relate the duties listed in my recent roles as closely as possible to the one I’m applying for.