So you must be tired of sending lots of resumes or doing job hunting for a long time. To mention, job hunting is a full-time job. How to be outstanding at this? And how to follow up next? To know, keep reading this blog in career advice.
Check the job advertises and read well between the lines. If employers tell you not to do something, then don’t do it. Nothing annoys if the instructions are not well followed.
Some more tips:
Be enthusiastic. You don’t need to flatter them but show that you are interested in their job position.
Add value. Offer them a reason to think and consider you. You can let them know via email that you are available to help them move forward with the hiring process.
A good subject line is a pointer. Recruiters are busy, so your subject line must be catchy.
Be straightforward yet polite. Tell what you want in the first two paragraphs, but be polite.
Express gratitude. Since recruiters are busy people, they will definitely appreciate if anyone expresses gratitude showing the importance they have put in the process of hiring.
Scene 1: How to follow up, after you applied
It’s been a week and you didn’t get the call and you worry that you’re follow up message might get lost too. You need to know about the company’s average response time. If unsure, wait for two weeks then send a follow-up email. If they do not respond, you can figure out that you need to apply for some other jobs.
Use a subject line like “Re: Application for (insert job position here).”
Here’s a sample follow-up email you could send:
I applied for Blogger position at “company name” on “mention date”. I’m eager to join your organization and hence reaching out with a follow-up.
I’ve been blogging for a decade, which taught me to adapt style according to the need of each project. Share a link to your portfolio.
If you wish, I can write a test post so that you can see my writing and can decide if I’m fit for the position.
Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Scene2: How to follow up, post initial interview
You have seen all the positive signs and the interview went well as well. Yet, there is no response. Take a deep breath and wait for little more. Wait for a day or two after the date they said they would call you back. If they don’t write to them with a subject line, “Thanks for the interview” and send the following:
Hello Mr. XYZ,
Thank you for the interview for the Blogger position. It was told that I’d be notified about my status by “mention date”, so I wanted to send a note to see if you needed anything further.
Thank you again,
Scene 3: How to follow up, after your final interview
You have already reached so far. And everything appears so impressive. You’ve also sent a post-interview thank you note. Yet, the waiting time makes you restless.
Follow the tips:
Remain calm. If you have any query, ask for the follow-up email.
Write a subject line like this, “Pleasure to know more about (the company name)”
Hope you fine. I enjoyed learning about the company, and also the job role. I’m really keen on the possibility of my joining and help in achieving goals that we discussed during the last interview.
I’m happy to help you with more information you might need, to decide. Thanks for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.
To be honest, waiting for the next call is the real tedious thing about job hunting. There is a temptation to know what’s going on but remain calm and make the right approach. But if you want to make you’re waiting productive, you need to follow up.
With this, we conclude our discussion on career guidance for today on how to follow up during job search. And keep looking into this space by career advice for more career guidance tips, news, and updates.