Jan 06, 2017 08:56 PM EST

Job Hacks: How To Follow Up On Your Application

By Kara Thomas
Job Seekers Look Employment At Career Fair In Hartford, Connecticut
HARTFORD, CT - SEPTEMBER 13: A man carries his resume before speaking with a potential employer at a job fair on September 13, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut. Although millions of Americans remain either unemployed or underemployed, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that household incomes rose by 5.2 percent in 2015, the largest increase since 2007. Some 200 people attended the Coast to Coast job fair in Hartford, meeting with 17 potential employers.
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The waiting game begins once you submitted your resume. Anxiety normally sets in, especially if you do not hear anything from the employer. There are really instances that it takes a couple of weeks just to get a feedback. It is best that you know the right ways to follow up your resume.

As a job seeker, it is normal that you wait for the employer to give you a call once you submitted your application. You have a choice to just sit around and patiently wait, or you can also make a move and do some follow-ups. If you are really eager to know the status of your application, then you can either send an email or give them a call. However, you have to do it the right way.

It is important that you know some helpful tips on how you can follow up your application without annoying or bugging your potential employer. When sending a follow-up email message, you have to make sure that your approach is in a positive way. You must begin your email with politeness as you address the hiring manager’s name accordingly. In the end, you also have to be courteous enough and thank him or her for the consideration.

If you want to make a follow-up call, then the best times for you to do that is either early in the day or mid-afternoon. You have to consider that during the middle of the day, the hiring manager could be in a meeting or doing some interviews. Once you get to talk to the hiring manager, you should always be professional yet nice. At the same time, you have to be brief and straight to the point. Just like when writing an email, you must always end the call by thanking him or her.

According to Forbes, there are also other approaches that you can try such as sending the hiring manager or HR a relevant article that can be beneficial to their company. In this way, they will know that you are indeed interested. Another thing that you can do is to give them an update on your latest accomplishments that can be plus points for the position that you are applying for. If you think that it can make you stand out amongst other applicants, then go update them with your achievements.

Meanwhile, Jobs & Hire shared that updating your resume even though you are still currently employed might bring harm to your job. This can bring negative implications to your present job.

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