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Communicating With Employers After Applying

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Following Up:

If you haven’t heard back from an employer in over a week or the period they said they would respond by, following up is the way to go (unless the application instructs explicitly that no emails or phone calls are allowed).

Congratulations! You've received an offer: 

You’ve landed your first job offer! That’s awesome. Congratulations! Take time to pat yourself on the shoulder and appreciate the effort you’ve put in.

Sorry, you didn't get accepted to the role:

Rejections can become a fairly common part of your job hunting experience, so don’t let it demotivate you! Just because one place didn’t offer you a position doesn’t mean no one would. Remember, the position has to be the right fit for you and the right fit for them.  Keep applying and keep reaching out to employers as you have been.

Informing any invested 3rd parties of application outcomes:

During your job search process, you would have talked to and interviewed with multiple people. These people are now a part of your professional journey and can prove to be extremely helpful and supportive when you start looking for a job again. Informing them of the end result from your job search is a great way of being professional and bringing in a personal element to the process. After you’ve written your thank you note, plan to connect with them on LinkedIn if you haven’t already. 

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This page was last updated on 20 August 2019