Blog | 2021-05-28
All right, you have applied to the open position, the introduction is done, CV send, all the confirmations are received, but some time has passed and you see silence on the horizon.
You are still interested in the position, so, you gonna make a follow-up with a recruiter, and it is Ok to make them, just make sure to stay professional.
1. Show interest, do not go over the top with the feelings
Initial check-in should be subtle, you shouldn’t be begging or throwing out problem cards to the recruiter. Simply just remind your interest in the job and back it up with some specific examples of why you are a good fit. This doesn’t need to be an essay or mentioning your CV all over again, just give some good two bullet points.
2. E-mail for status check-in
So, skip the phone and send an email. It leaves a paper trail, it allows the recruiter some time to properly lookup your status information. When you are checking on older vacancies via phone, a recruiter may not immediately have the information you are looking for.
Recruiters are very digitally organized and will be able to check on the specifics of the job and your application much more easily and quickly via email.
3. Frequency of the follow-ups
Follow-up is great, you can simply and quickly remind yourself and get back to the top of visibility. The thing is, it should not be too often.
As with all tips, you should keep it professional. The hiring process isn’t so fast, so you don’t have to reach out every two days.
Remember—once a week. Following up more often is just unnecessary.
At the end of the day, let common courtesy and common sense be your guide. If you haven’t heard anything two weeks after applying to a position, you’re in the safe zone for following up with the recruiter.
And, if you’ve followed up twice and still get radio silence? Take that as your cue. It’s probably time to move on to the next great opportunity.
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