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September 14, 2010 7:05 AM Subscribe
Is it still important to make a follow-up call on a job application these days?
posted by SansPoint to Work & Money (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been job hunting for six months. When I apply for a job, and have a contact or other information—and the job description does not specifically state "no calls"—I try to follow up in two weeks by phone. Every time I do this, I end up being brushed off, as "Oh, we're still going through our applications; we'll call you" or the like.
I have to wonder if the two-week follow-up call is still good practice, or with the massive influx of applicants people get these days, if I'm not actually hurting my chances of getting a job by making follow-up calls. Help?