Do employers like it when you call to follow up after sending your resume?
A found a job on my college's job board. It says to apply by going to their website and filling out an application and uploading my resume. It has been a few days and I was wondering if it would help my chances of getting an interview if I call. The posting lists a contact person and their info and it doesn't say "do not contact". Any thoughts or past experiences with this?
Asked By: skylo0406 - 10/18/2011
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It's not only good, but recommended (as long as if it's not indicated) to contact by phone or in person regarding the position you are applying for. It shows your dedication to the position. I'd start the call by asking if the position posted on the website was still open and available, and if yes, if they had received... More
Answered By: Dan - 10/18/2011
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My guess is that the contact person has received a lot of resumes, many of which are probably total unqualified and just applying to anything that comes along. The person is wading thru all those resumes and handling phone calls from folks who decide to call rather than submit a resume... More
Answered By: bdancer222 - 10/18/2011
As an employer, I find it annoying when people do that, especially if I put 'Do Not Contact' right in the ad. Do you really think your resume is going to be sitting right at the top of his desk when you call? Or that he's going to drop whatever is happening to speak to you... More
Answered By: MoneyMen - 10/18/2011
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