How do I follow up with companies that accept resumes electronically?
February 26, 2013 1:33 PM Subscribe
I've been submitting applications for jobs in the retail sector, and most of the those applications are accepted electronically. If I follow up a resume submission, how should I make the approach?
posted by Gin and Comics to Work & Money (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There is a particular retailer in the area that I'd love to work with in the near future. They also seem to post new openings on their website with some regularity. Unfortunately, I can't seem to convince them that I'm the right person for the job.
I thought I might help myself by making an in-person visit after a resume submission, something I've neglected to do in the past. The reason I've put it off until now is I'm not quite sure how(or if) I should do it. I've been brushed off in the past at other companies with a "Please apply using or website. Thank you," and that kind of shuts down a pro–Gin and Comics type conversation. Further, the company has an assessment/personality quiz as part of the hiring process ("How would you evaluate your sense of humour?" and similar) which I can't be sure I passed, and the thought of my resumes going straight into the circular file without even being told is a tad disheartening.
Should I approach a hiring manager? And if I do, what should I say to promote myself?