job search: following up

should you call when a job posting says “no calls”?

In a comment on a recent post, Abby wrote: How do you feel about a job posting that specifically states “no phone calls”? Does it show blatant disregard if a candidate calls or is that person one step ahead of the rest because he/she is the only one calling? I feel it’s important to follow […]

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calling to follow up after applying for a job

A reader writes: Thanks in advance for your help. I have been applying online for jobs with no success. I never hear back although I am sure to be qualified for the positions I am applying for. My question is: Is it poor etiquette to call the local company and speak to a manager regarding […]

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following up when you have a friend on the inside

A reader writes: I have been out of the corporate world for two years. I have been a stay-at-home-mom and have only done some (very) PT work, here and there. But recently I have found myself in a position to where I need to return to work full-time. One of my best friends works for […]

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job searching: when does persistence become stalking?

A reader writes: Let’s do a mirrored image of your posting on an applicant missing a phone interview. Let’s say the prospective employer called me and wanted to set up an interview for either that day or a couple of days down the road. Then they explained that they needed to make sure the hiring […]

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how to follow up after an interview

One of the most common questions I get asked is whether, when, and how to follow up after a job interview. Following up in some way is nearly essential — yes, you can get a job without it, but if you’re in competition with other top candidates, following up to reiterate your interest when the […]

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when to follow up after an interview

A reader writes: I saw your blog and was wondering about something. I interviewed for a job Monday of last week. They said they wanted to hire someone as soon as possible but that they would let me know. I emailed thank you letters immediately the same day when I got home from the interview. […]

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