You just responded to an open position with your CV or finished an interview with an interested company. How long should you wait before following up without getting fired before you're hired?
Via CareerHub, JobHelper.com gives 3 tips on the appropriate delays to wait during the first steps of the recruitment process so that you can avoid irritating your hiring contacts. Once the company wants you they may be willing to overlook some minor annoyances but at such an early stage, even the slightest distaste can be the difference between a call back and a call off.
According to the article:
I agree with tips #2 and #3, but #1 is overkill in Israel unless you received an immediate email confirmation after sending your CV.
If there was no email confirmation, email or call the next business day to verify that your CV arrived at its destination.
As long as the call is polite, short and to the point, the reception will usually be cordial and sometimes you'll get lucky as the person on the phone will actually glance at the found CV and they might even react immediately.
Or they could bite your head off over the phone for being impatient, as happened to me once with a major web agency based in the center of Israel. Once. Out of dozens of follow-ups. Either way, you'll have a better grasp of your candidacy only one day into the process.
If you liked this article, you'll also enjoy 39 Best Job Search Tip Articles of 2008.
Job Search Expert, Professional Blogger, Creative Thinker, Community Builder with a sense of humor. I like to help people.