How to Follow-Up on a Job Application

Waiting to hear back on a job you applied for can be excruciating.┬áSometimes no news isn’t good news because employers appreciate candidates who do more than just the bare minimum when applying for a job.

After a week or two of patiently (or not so patiently) waiting, you should definitely take action. It’s not that hiring managers are ignoring you. But you have to understand how busy they are, just reminding them that you applied is all it takes to leave an impression.

There are two different ways you can do this:

  1. Call
  2. Email

Both methods do the same thing, but an email can be referred to when a call cannot.

Here’s a template of what you can say in a follow-up email:

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An email can leave an impression or even get you a response of reassurance. Don’t be afraid to be persistent.

You can follow this guide to see how to be pleasantly persistent with an employer if you still don’t hear back.


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