Follow up a few days after you have sent a job
application or after your initial inquiry. Following up can be done via phone, email or regular mail.
Following up via phone is usually the best method, however, the decision maker may
not be easy to reach or doesn't accept calls. Here is where email
comes handy. If you don't know the person's email address or he/ she
doesn't have one, then use regular mail to follow up.
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To follow are some follow up techniques & tips:
- Following up after an interview gives you an edge over other other
applicants. This is done
through a thank you letter immediately after the interview. If you
haven't heard from the interviewer within the period specified at the interview, it is a
good idea to follow up again.
- Following up also gives you the opportunity to highlight strengths
and to elaborate on anything that you didn't mention in your initial contact.
- Express your continued interest and enthusiasm for the position and that you are looking forward to accepting the opportunity.
- Keep the follow up professional & simple (no more than one page
- Obtain each personís business card at the interview, so you have
the contact details for following up, and for preparing your thank you letter...etc..
- Be persistent when following up, but never annoy the potential employer.
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