Should I call a job to see if they looked at my resume?
I know that you should always call retail jobs, restaurants, etc to see if they looked at your application and to try to get a job. But, I applied to a few professional jobs at a hospital and I'm not sure if I should call. My friend works there, and she gave me the phone number to the HR director. I kinda just feel weird because this lady is going to be confused as to how I have her direct number. I also don't know the etiquette behind calling about professional jobs as opposed to just part time retail jobs.
Asked By: Katherine - 2/21/2012
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NEVER contact potential employers - regardless of industry - to see if they have looked at your resume. It makes YOU look unprofessional and completely unemployable AND wastes their TIME.
Answered By: k - 2/22/2012
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The key to being recognized is being different than the normal slew of people who apply. I always call even if they say no calling, just because I want my name out there. Just think of it this way, what's the worse that can happen? They can find out who you are by looking at your resume and realizing you are really one... More
Answered By: coral - 2/21/2012
She may not appreciate her direct number being given out so I would call the main number, introduce yourself and explain that you have applied for a position and ask who you can speak to for feedback. If you get put through to the HR office just be polite and professional and ask if any decision has been made and that... More
Answered By: Kate - 2/22/2012
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