Applying online for a new job is a painful process, so is following up. You’ll find information to help you follow up after you’ve completed online job applications.
No one likes filling out an online application. You invest time filling in all the blanks and customizing your resume, and then you never hear anything- nothing.
The process companies use to collect and review job applications and resumes varies. However, there are a couple of things everyone can agree on:
- Candidates hate filling out online applications, tweaking resumes and they don’t know who to contact with questions or what to do after they apply.
- Companies are overwhelmed after a job opening is posted and often rely on technology to help determine who gets interviewed. Companies fail to make their recruiting process clear and don’t communicate expectations.
There is just one thing you need to know-
Follow Up After Applying Online!
This is one thing you can do to increase your chances of getting a phone interview.
It may have just been a wild coincidence that these articles were all shared this week. But maybe not. Following up after you apply online has always been a mystery.
When do you do it? Should you email or call? Who should I follow up with? And will I annoy the company?
These questions are all answered in the articles below!
Job Seekers: What Happens After You Apply
by Susan P. Joyce | Job-Hunt.org
51% of employers and HR professionals say they do not consider candidates who don’t follow up after they submit an application.
This stat and many others are based on research conducted by Job-Hunt.org. Learn what you can do to increase your odds in job search.
And the research doesn’t end there. It includes findings about how important your personal online reputation is!
8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems
You dread the process of filling out an online application. But when you understand how the information you enter is being used, I’m pretty sure you’ll pay more attention. Since almost every company today uses an ATS, you need to know this stuff!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Job Application Follow Up
by Danny Rubin | YouTern
Follow these steps when submitting your online application. Always!
by Accountemps | Robert Half
This infographic provides a breakdown of how human resources managers view follow up.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.