Should I send a follow up email for a job application?
September 12, 2012 2:38 PM Subscribe
Should I send a follow-up email for a job I applied for?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Pretty much every job I've had in the last 25 years I've found through friends or personal networks. Now here I am at the age of 45 applying for jobs with no personal connection, and I'm not sure how best to approach it.
I emailed my resume and cover letter about 3 weeks ago for a job I'm really interested in. Their deadline for applications was the end of last week. I just received a generic email "to all applicants" saying they're now reviewing them and will create a short list for interviews within a couple of weeks.
Should I send a response to that? And if so, what should I do to express my interest again without appearing desperate?
The job is with a small (4-5 person) non-profit. I fit their requirements very well. The application was sent to (and today's email was from) the executive director, there's no HR department. The ad said no phone calls.