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Old 12-10-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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Hello there,

I was wondering how do you go about following up after an application is submitted. I really want a few jobs that I applied for and I know the standard protocol is to wait two weeks, but it's been a few days, (I dislike the waiting game). If I send them an email, would it be too soon, or will it show them that I am really serious and want the job and initiative. Just wondering what others thought about this.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Is the job posting still up or has it expired?

I realize that some will disagree with me but I have been directly involved in hiring for about 20 years and calling me about an apllication doesn't prove to me that you have inititive, that you want the job more than anyone else, or anything else. I think it is safe to assume that just about everyone who applied is serious and wants the job while those shot gunning apps to every web site posting they find are easily identified and weeded out. If you called me I would tell you that we hope to be in contact the people we want to interview within two weeks of the job posting coming down.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:05 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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These days, the employer will call you, if they want you.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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If you don't have contact information, don't. If you do, only do if they explicitly told you to. Otherwise, it can make you seem pushy and write you off (except if the hr likes "pushy people.")
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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I don't think that following up is pushy, unless the follow up is written in a pushy way. A nice "I am very interested in this position, please let me know if you need anything else from me and I look forward to speaking with you again" type communication a few days or a week or two later is fine IMO. Just don't keep doing it -- follow up once and leave the ball in their court.
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