If you haven’t heard back from the hiring manager, you should follow up on your job application. Once the deadline has passed for a job application and it has been a week or two after you have submitted your application it’s time to send an email to the hiring manager or phone the company.
How to follow up on a job application with an email?
If you applied for a job online or through email, then send an email to the hiring manager. Emails are the quickest and easiest to do and you can get the answer the next day. Remember, when writing an email stay professional. Have a subject line that is attention-grabbing, related to your job application, and direct.
In the email, reintroduce yourself mention your skills and qualifications, and mention why you are interested in this position. Also, mention the job that you applied for and when it was posted on the company’s website. Conclude your email with a call to action – tell the hiring manager how they can reach you if they want to schedule an interview or if they need more information from you. Here are email templates examples.
How to follow up with a phone call?
Phone calls are great if you are applying for sales rep jobs. It shows that you are confident and that you have great communication skills. For those people who are more reserved and shy, emails are a better idea.
Phone calls can sometimes seem aggressive, but they show effort from your side. When calling a hiring manager also be professional: introduce yourself and say why you are calling. Try to follow business communication etiquette and call at a convenient time: lunchtime or early morning is probably not your best shot. If the hiring manager is not available, leave a message with your contact information.