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Old 11-19-2015, 10:16 PM
 
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Every time I follow up on an application, the managers act like I'm being a nuisance and shoo me away... but yet if I don't follow up I will only get a response 1 out of 1000 times.

What is the etiquette here? Apply to 1000 different places and hope someone gives you a chance?
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:49 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Every time I follow up on an application, the managers act like I'm being a nuisance and shoo me away... but yet if I don't follow up I will only get a response 1 out of 1000 times.

What is the etiquette here? Apply to 1000 different places and hope someone gives you a chance?
More or less. Mgt here doesn't usually pull up applications unless they are actively looking to hire, so timing is everything. If every single person who put in an application came in and asked to speak to the mgr about their application status it would be ...annoying.
Best bet is to dress nicely, go up to someone who looks like they have a clue (usually not just some random cashier) and say something like "hi, I put in an application last week and I wondered if there was someone here who could tell me if you're doing any hiring right now". A lot of of the time the response is going to be "no, we aren't hiring right now", but with any luck (and having made a good impression) the person you talk to might get a manager out to talk to you if they are hiring, or at least take your name to give to the manager. If we are looking to hire and I'm approached like that by someone who seems like a good candidate I definitely pass that info on to the hiring manager.
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