Following up on job applications
is the best way to show your continued interest in the positions for which you apply. These calls can be awkward, especially if you are not in the habit. The best way
to start a follow-up call is to explain that you are an applicant for a certain position and want to make sure the employer received your materials. You may also take this opportunity to remind the employer of your continued interest in a position. You also have the option to write a follow-up email
. In 100 words or less, you should be able to remind employers that you applied for a position and check to make sure they received your material. You may also ask whether an employer has any questions about your application or requires any additional information. Most employment experts recommend calling because this method of contact puts employers on the spot and usually draws a quick response. You can call to follow-up on an application one to two weeks after applying and continue to check in every week or two until you receive a definitive answer. You may also follow the same schedule with follow-up emails. Avoid calling repeatedly in a short period of time or sending rapid-fire messages.