You've applied for a job and have received no response from the company. How do you follow up on a job application
? Before you do anything, be sure to wait an appropriate amount of time. Give the company a week to get back to you. If you don't hear anything after a week, you may take action if you wish. You may send an email
to the hiring manager. Reintroduce yourself briefly, as a reminder of who you are. Ask about your application status with a sentence like, "I want to make sure you received my application and that I sent it to the correct email address." Take a few sentences to summarize your cover letter, then conclude by politely asking to hear back. Use formal language in this email, treat it as you would a business letter. You can also make a phone call if you feel that is more appropriate. Ask for the hiring manager by name, if you can. Identify yourself immediately and say you are calling to check on your application status. Give the hiring manager time to answer. You will likely be nervous and may attempt to talk in the silence. You can avoid this by writing notes about what to say beforehand. Be friendly, courteous, and brief. You send a great message by respecting their time.