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How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by PatrickOkunima(m): 6:46am On Feb 24, 2020
You’re not alone in thinking a job listing is the ideal one for you. This is particularly true when every requirement adds up to the skills and experience you possess. Well, others are just as keen to get that job. What’s more, your efforts at getting it might turn out to be futile.

It’s definitely part of the process to get turned down. But the main reason doesn’t have to be because you didn’t follow-up on the process. Sure, it can take a lot of time to come true with the waiting period weighing you down. However, you can stay positive and confident by following up on your application.

Here are ways to help you do that, to wit.

1. Placing a few calls

You’re not being intrusive when you decide to make that all important phone call. What’s more, it will most like show you have the initiative – something employers love. This is especially true about PR sales positions where boldness in connecting with clients is absolutely necessary. If you have the HR’s contact, you can inquire about the process and the length of time before they make a stand on the position. What you want is feedback from a reliable source. In addition, be on your best behavior even if your application is unsuccessful.

2. Connect via Email

Emails still remain one of the most popular means to follow-up on job applications. Most recruiters are comfortable with this choice of communication. This is what makes it the best way to follow up after an application. You want to get it right though. So get your sentences well-constructed (short ones), and be courteous in your approach before getting to the main point of your email. After the introductory sentences, you can ask questions about the application including a timeline for their decision.

A follow-up email shows you’re keen to work with the recruiter even though not all will reply your email. What you want to do is be as professional as possible. This goes for your email address and the content of your message.

3. Social Media

Organizations also use social media. Well, you probably know that. But have you added them to your social networks? It’s a great way to stay in touch with them. Further, it’s a nice way to show you have a presence online and how that could possibly help them should they decide to give you the job.

Add them to your social networks but don’t be all over them. A platform that oozes class or professionalism is important. For example, LinkedIn is a great platform to help you follow up on recruiters. Other platforms that aren’t as professional might land you in some trouble.

4. Your Connections

Depending on where you applied, connections can help you keep abreast with the status of your application. This way, you won’t fret when you don’t hear from the recruiter for weeks. A friend who works in the organization or who’s linked in some way to you can help you stay informed. Sift through your personal contacts. Who knows? A name might pop up to give you a headstart among other candidates. Additionally, your resume will be given more consideration, and your skills given some exposure.

If you don’t have a phone contact to reach, consider using social media platforms. A good relationship with the person who works in the company will most likely see you land that job. Even if you don’t get the job, you’ll receive vital Intel, and probably use that experience somewhere else.

Final Words

There’s nothing quite like putting in an application and being successful. Being patient helps but you shouldn’t just wait to be contacted. Do some follow-up to press home your value to the organization.
https://patrickokunima.com/how-to-follow-up-on-job-applications/

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by PatrickOkunima(m): 6:47am On Feb 24, 2020
Do you agree with the article's submissions? Share your views.

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Nobody: 7:01am On Feb 24, 2020
But why do they call him vulture meat griller?

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by QuickStandard: 7:01am On Feb 24, 2020
Op, why creating a tread and still be the FTC?
Greed doesn't pay oooo shocked

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:02am On Feb 24, 2020
GOODLUCK to all applicants out there.

May God grant your heart desires and give you the best jobs.

All of us cannot be entrepreneur.

Kindly follow up on your applications.

Good thread OP.

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by topshotnista(m): 7:02am On Feb 24, 2020
Nice... Shout out to all the never say never. WE WILL ALL RISE

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Nobody: 7:04am On Feb 24, 2020
Alright na
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by OakConsultNG: 7:04am On Feb 24, 2020
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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Inductors: 7:04am On Feb 24, 2020
2kaybiel:
Alright na

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by dfrost: 7:05am On Feb 24, 2020
Follow up = Desperate angry

Carve a niche. Make quality post and write articles on LinkedIn.

The rest will fall in.

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Ololanla: 7:06am On Feb 24, 2020
Not really
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by FreelanceRebel: 7:07am On Feb 24, 2020
Yes
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by donbrowser(m): 7:07am On Feb 24, 2020
Rubbish
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Simplebeauty: 7:07am On Feb 24, 2020
grin
Nice write up







Do you know I give cheap loans?
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Hotzone(m): 7:09am On Feb 24, 2020
God, grant job to seekers
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Tesleem076(m): 7:09am On Feb 24, 2020
This is nigeria where connection is very important than what you can offer (except in few cases)

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by FreelanceRebel: 7:10am On Feb 24, 2020
PatrickOkunima:
Do you agree with the article's submissions? Share your views.

No i do not agree, follow up is unnecessary, if you are taken for the job you will be contacted, else the HR don't want to give you bad news

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Hotzone(m): 7:10am On Feb 24, 2020
Simplebeauty:
grin
Nice write up







Do you know I give cheap loans?

No, how?

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by opsyswagger(m): 7:13am On Feb 24, 2020
Too much disturbance of call they wount pic your call I disagree with that
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Jobio1(f): 7:13am On Feb 24, 2020
Good morning Jesus.

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by creolehunt: 7:17am On Feb 24, 2020
MANNABBQGRILLS:

All these jargons for people who do not know if you exist in life or not? cheesy
Better put all these energy of bitterness into something fruitful and make mama proud of you for once.
Ubiquitous kid!


Get well soon anyways.......

Lol. Isn't it better for a kid to be ubiquitous, than for a 42 year old man to be making a complete ridicule of himself on the internet?

Get a life Felix, you pathetic nuisance.

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by opsyswagger(m): 7:17am On Feb 24, 2020
MANNABBQGRILLS:

All these jargons for people who do not know if you exist in life or not? cheesy
Better put all these energy of bitterness into something fruitful and make mama proud of you for once.
Ubiquitous kid!


Get well soon anyways.......
Don’t you no you are the one writing jargon this morning
Find a work don’t be a social media nuisance

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by viqSmallz(m): 7:22am On Feb 24, 2020
A little experience. Went for an interview in a top telco company.
Travelled all the way to PH from eko. Flight o. Hotel and all if you sabi.
After 2weeks I sha sent them an email. No feedback.
I still de get hope cos as I was speaking during the interview the guys were nodding their heads. This boy know book thing.
One month pass no show. My sweet babe was pushing me send another mail(she wants me to elevate so we can do wedding sharp sharp, I love you babe).
I sha sent another one out of pressure didnt want to sound desperate. Still no feedback. I just perch.
2months wan de enter naso I catch one of the interviewers for linkedin follow am bumper to bumper.
He sha speak many english that its the HR responsibilty to get back.
2days after speaking to the guy they sent me a regret mail.
My findings were that they took one of their staff who was on contract in Lagos. Me and this guy the chat steady o. Say how far how far and he go say he never hear anything. Inside life
Na so i see invite for a contract role in Lagos imagine.
First na connection. Second do I have to now do follow up for my own result again?

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Exmilitant(m): 7:23am On Feb 24, 2020
op, what makes you think calling on a regular basis is the right thing to do? if you are a woman, you'll only make yourself vulnerable if the one you're contacting is a man. so why not be patient if you've done your part?

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by Emmasnoop(m): 7:24am On Feb 24, 2020
Noted
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by flyca: 7:24am On Feb 24, 2020
Honest question...

Please do we need to follow up on a job application?
Is it necessary? and why?

Could it be that the you are qualified and the HR forgot to contact you? Would it or would it not be that you are bothering the HR? Would it be that following up change the outcome of application? Or is it that some HRs need to be reminded to do their job?

These are some of the things I think about when they do not get back to me

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Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by dakeh247: 7:26am On Feb 24, 2020
What if na Govt Job u apply for as a Nigerian with no Inside connection?
Re: How To Follow-Up On Job Applications by directonpc(m): 7:28am On Feb 24, 2020
Happy new week.

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