Oct 11, 2019 - 06:01 PM
When you're applying for a job, keep in mind that most applicants hear back from employers with a week or two of applying. Depending on the size of the company or the popularity of the job, it may take longer to determine which applicants to contact for phone or in-person interviews.
If you're determined to make a connection to a hiring manager and have an email address, you can use that to write a brief email expressing your interest in the job, and attach your resume and cover letter. "I think you have to find the fine line between appearing too eager and not interested enough," says Accountemps senior district president Bill Driscoll. "With the applications that hiring managers might get, you certainly want to get your name in there and try to get it at the top of the pile." He advises checking in again if you don't get a response the first time before moving on to another position.