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Old 02-28-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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I was job searching on craigslist and jumped on sending my resume to a job I really want. Didn't realize until after I sent it that the job ad was only posted about 15 minutes before I emailed them. Does this look bad?
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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I was job searching on craigslist and jumped on sending my resume to a job I really want. Didn't realize until after I sent it that the job ad was only posted about 15 minutes before I emailed them. Does this look bad?
Nope, I personally believe the sooner you apply, the better.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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I was job searching on craigslist and jumped on sending my resume to a job I really want. Didn't realize until after I sent it that the job ad was only posted about 15 minutes before I emailed them. Does this look bad?
On the contrary, it looks like you know what you want and are not wasting anytime responding. You could turn this into an advantage during your interview. Tell them you had been searching for a job like the one they had just posted an responded without hesitation. They may appreciate your enthusiasm. Good luck on this.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:12 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I was job searching on craigslist and jumped on sending my resume to a job I really want. Didn't realize until after I sent it that the job ad was only posted about 15 minutes before I emailed them. Does this look bad?

Why would it look bad? It means you are interested in the position and caught it before anyone else.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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no. ive actually seen a higher correlation with response rate. if its been posted for a while youll be at the bottom of the big stack. better to be at the top of the big stack.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:37 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Actually I don't think it matters either way.

I have responded to ads as soon as they were posted and was called

I have responded to ads that I didn't apply to until 7pm at night and was still called
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Actually I don't think it matters either way.

I have responded to ads as soon as they were posted and was called

I have responded to ads that I didn't apply to until 7pm at night and was still called
I agree. Ours are all done online and when I have an opening I never pay any attention to when they applied. The last two hires happen to be people that sent it it at the 11th hour on the last day but they were both far better qualified than the rest. That's the only reason I remember anything about the order,
I was keeping my fingers crossed for someone better to apply.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:18 PM
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I agree. Ours are all done online and when I have an opening I never pay any attention to when they applied. The last two hires happen to be people that sent it it at the 11th hour on the last day but they were both far better qualified than the rest. That's the only reason I remember anything about the order,
I was keeping my fingers crossed for someone better to apply.

Yup, the person who applies first may not qualified while the others may had what the employer is looking for
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Nope, I personally believe the sooner you apply, the better.
I concur.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:07 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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Well, I was just worried that it might look like I am so desperate and I'm sitting around all day on Craigslist shooting out resumes to every single job that pops up.

Also, a few hours later the same company posted a position that would be the junior level of the one I applied to. I would be more qualified for the junior level position now that I think of it, but the first one was so vague I thought I had a chance (didn't describe requirements). Any use in applying for the second one as well or should I just let it go and see what happens?
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