Job Search Tip of the Week #52 (2017)
Caressa Moy | December 25, 2017 | 9:00 am
Keep Your Job Search from Going Cold this Holiday Season
Should I Follow Up? [INFOGRAPHIC]
‘Tis the Season to be busy!
This time of year can be discouraging for job seekers, with hiring managers seemingly too preoccupied with their year-end responsibilities to make filling a vacant position a priority.
However, you really should keep job hunting during the holidays. Candidates who continue to express interest in positions they’ve applied to are seen as focused and goal-oriented.
That being said, you don’t want to send relentless, numerous messages that are all variations of “This is [Name]. I’m writing to you check on the status of my application.” This will only annoy the hiring manager and likely cause him or her to view you as desperate and pushy, hurting your candidacy. And you don’t want to follow up only a little or not at all, because it makes you seem uninterested in the job. So how do you follow up without becoming annoying or forgotten?
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