The Etiquette of Following Up

November 7th, 2017

When you’re applying for jobs, you will need to have a good sense of following up to make sure that your application doesn’t fall through the cracks. It’s essential to abide by simple rules of etiquette, so you don’t annoy your hiring manager. Here are some tips from Olympic Staffing.

There’s a Fine Line Between Persistence and Annoyance.

It’s okay to be persistent; it’s not okay to be annoying. There is a fine line, and you will quickly learn what that line entails when you cross over it. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to follow-up, though, so you should aim to follow up no more than once – maybe twice/per week, depending on the circumstances.

Keep Diligent Notes.

You don’t want to accidentally follow up with someone with whom you’ve already corresponded with more than once this week. This is why it’s imperative for you to keep notes diligently on your end about who you talk to, when, and what they say. This will help you from getting confused and will ensure your interactions are positive as opposed to a negative, no matter what the outcome is.

Be Courteous about Times.

If you are going to follow up via phone or e-mail, you need to be courteous about the times in which you do so. As a general rule of thumb, don’t send any e-mails or make any calls before 9 A.M. or after 7 P.M.  If you do so, you run the risk of annoying whomever you want to follow up with, which will not bode well for you at all.

If you’re looking for a new job, contact Olympic Staffing. We will be able to help you find a job that is a good fit for you both professionally and personally; a job that matches your current career skill set and future career goals.

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