Following Up With Employer That Provides No Contact Information

Debby writes:
How do you contact a company that does all its job posting online?
Resumes have been sent in no response received but there is no way
to contact anyone.
I know you say to contact the companies but can you tell me how to
contact a company that does everything online?

The Career Doctor responds:
Yours is a common question among those job-seekers who rely heavily on the Internet
for job-hunting and it’s a good question but before I answer it let me talk about job-hunting
in general.
Job-hunting on the Web has become an essential part of most job-seekers job-search
strategy and there is evidence (some contradictory) about the importance of it to
finding a new job. If you are using the Web heavily remember
to spend more time at company career centers than simply searching for job listings on job boards.
To me networking — both traditional and online — is still the most powerful tool of job-hunting.
Your network is simply your collection of friends family and professional contacts. The more
people in your network the more likely that one of them will hear of a great job opening that is
perfect for you. And just about all employers agree that a job-seeker recommended by a
current employee receives a longer look than one that has no such connection.
One of the biggest complaints about job-hunting online is that many job-seekers feel as though
their resume disappears into some cyberspace blackhole. That’s partially true — more like a
cyberspace database.
So what can you do? Assuming you have the employer’s name track down the postal address
and mail a hard copy of your cover letter and resume to the employer. If you do not have a
hiring manager’s name try calling the company to get it. The extra effort involved will pay
off tremendously for you.
For additional suggestions and advice read this article on Quintessential Careers:
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