The Power of Following Up

Following up with an employer is an important part of the job seeking process, and less than 10% of candidates actually take the time to do it.  Throughout the application process, you should be doing this several different times.  Here are a few examples of situations that you should following up:

– After submitting a resume, you should contact the employer to ensure that they received your application materials.

– After a first interview, you should send them a thank you note for taking the time to meet with you.

– After a second interview, you should follow up to see if they have made their hiring decision.

Generally speaking, following up should be done within the first 48 hours.  Doing this can increase your chances of getting the job by 30% or more, so why wouldn’t you?  If you have any questions about following up with an employer, get in touch with your Career Services Advisor today!