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October 2, 2012 1:15 PM Subscribe
How do you know when to resubmit a job application?
posted by amelioration to work & money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm job hunting, and a bit ignorant of the conventions, as I've spent most of my adult life in academia.
About two months ago, I applied for a professional position at a firm with the encouragement of a contact there (a colleague from graduate school, who has been working there for about a year and a half now, we'll call her Mary). Mary looked over my resume and cover letter, and submitted it to her boss (the hiring director) on my behalf, rather than having me send it through HR. This was early August. There was a posting on the company website at that time, but nothing on LinkedIn.
Apparently they got slow on hiring for this position, however, a month ago (4 weeks after I submitted the application through my contact), I checked in with Mary. She wasn't sure where they were in the hiring process, but the hiring director had mentioned me positively within the few days previous. So I sat tight. The posting was down from their website as of mid-August.
I just discovered that the company posted the position on LinkedIn two weeks ago, and it is not on their own website.
Here is my conundrum: Should I resubmit my application, via the official channels (i.e., the LinkedIn link), to show that I am still very interested in the position? If so, how should I adjust my cover letter? Are there any potential drawbacks to doing this, and if so, what are they?
(I am not enormously concerned that Mary did not actually pass along my application. It's not her style, and she has referred me to other people in her network who are hiring, who have reported that she has spoken very highly of me).