We tell you this all the time: following up on your applications is a very important part of the job search process. Many job seekers make the mistake of thinking that after they submit their application, there’s nothing else they can do to get the employer to notice them. But employers tell us they want you to follow up and many of our hired members tell us they succeeded because they took that extra step. Unless the job posting specifically tells you not to follow up, you definitely should take this small step to help you get hired.
I completely understand that following up can be a little nerve wracking and awkward…especially if you go in unprepared. There is a right way and a wrong way to follow up. You want to make sure you stand out for all the right reasons and not for following up during the lunch rush at a busy restaurant. To make it easier, we put together a video breaking down all the ways to follow up and mistakes to avoid.
Also, we recently surveyed our employers about following up and were a little surprised by how many people apply to jobs and then just wait for the employer to contact them. Reaching out to an employer will show them that you are very interested in the position and will give them an idea about how hard of a worker you will be. Check out all the results in the below infographic.
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