Why Don't They Call?
By Cheryl Casone
April 11, 2012
It is the worst feeling in the world -- to put yourself out there and not get a call back. I don’t care if you have nerves of steel and emotions like a bull, no one wants to feel like they have been overlooked, ignored, or rejected. No one.
Add to that the emotional roller coaster of being unemployed, for months or years, and it can be brutal. Sometimes there are reasons the phone hasn’t rung and the emails haven’t started to flow, and I wanted to address some of those issues this week.
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about applying online for jobs, but then it becomes all about the follow up, and in the age of electronic resumes, forms, and email, what is the best way to do that?
Here are some things to remember:
1) Not Everything is Online: According to Rich Milgram, CEO of the Beyond.com Career Network, the old rules still apply. “The key is to follow up with an HR representative or hiring manager with a phone call or a personalized letter letting them know that you applied to a job with their organization. Going through the proper channels is absolutely recommended, but making that extra effort to connect with the person making the hiring decisions is paramount.“
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