Thursday, June 09, 2011

More Job Search Advice from Lavie Margolin

When and how should a job seeker follow up with an employer or recruiter after sending a resume?

Wait two weeks for employers to respond to your application for a publicly posted job. A call that begins with “Did you get my resume?” will be met with resistance on the other end of the line. If you have the name of the person you sent it to or can determine the appropriate person, begin the call with a brief explanation of who you are and why you are calling, then let them know what you applied for and inquire if they had the chance to review it. If not, ask if you can resend it and when would be a good time to follow up.

Lavie Margolin is author of Lion Cub Job Search: Practical Job Search Assistance for Practical Job Seekers.

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