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Follow up on your job application like a pro with these tips

I’ve heard from many people who have been in this situation: They’ve applied for a job, waited a week or two for a response, but haven’t heard anything. The job listing says, “No phone calls, please.” Is it OK to follow up? And if so, how soon?

One week is too soon, two weeks is more tenable.

That’s the advice from Ron Auerbach, resume writer, career coach, and educator and author of “Think Like an Interviewer: Your Job Hunting Guide to Success,” who says it is important to avoid creating the perception that you’re impatient or a pest.

“Either of those perceptions will hurt your chances rather than help! I would wait at least two weeks before you follow up,” Auerbach says. “This gives them enough time to sift through the applications. It also adjusts for their having other priorities and any emergencies that might have arisen. Patience is something you want to demonstrate.”

According to Auerbach, “no phone calls” usually means the company doesn’t want you to call to apply or discuss your interest. “But when it comes to following up, a phone call is perfectly fine,” he says, while noting that reaching someone by phone in these pandemic times can be tough. “But if you do have or can find a phone number, there is nothing wrong in calling and following up just to make sure they had received your application and inquiring as to when you might hear back.” Read more via ChicagoTribune

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