You should only send a follow-up email after submitting your resume if you have a contact at the company. For example, if you personally know the hiring manager (in other words, the boss who you would work for), you could send them an email directly.
An acceptable subject line might be the title of the job to which you’re applying. Write the email just like a cover letter. Its body should reference the job title and express your interest in being considered for the position. It should explain why you believe you’re a fit for the job and mention your most relevant qualifications drawn from your education or past work experience.
It's okay to repeat some of the information from your resume since there is no guarantee the hiring manager will read your resume. If you don’t know the hiring manager, email the friend or contact who works at the company. Send a short message expressing your interest and remember to attach your resume as a PDF file. This way, your contact can easily forward your information on to the hiring manager.
Following up may sound intimidating, but typically the worst thing that may happen is that the person ignores you.
Communication is key throughout every step of the hiring process. This is true on both your part and the part of a potential employer. When you send your resume in response to a job posting, it can be nerve-wracking to wait for the response. What if weeks go by and you don't get one? Should you follow up with an email, and if so, how long should you wait to do so? It can be tricky to reach out to an employer again after they have not reached out to you. Doing so can be a good idea, though, and make you stand out from other candidates. It is entirely possible, after all, that the hiring manager is simply swamped with applications. When it comes to following up, two weeks is generally a good amount of time to wait. If you have submitted your resume and not heard back within two weeks, your follow up email should be polite and professional. Contact the hiring manager directly if at all possible, and let them know that you are still interested in learning about the position if it has not been filled.