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Mastering Patience:

Written By: Sandi MacCalla, Founder - LifeSkills Academy ~ 6/17/2024

How to Gracefully Follow Up on Job Applications

If you don’t receive a response after your follow-up inquiry, patience and persistence are key next steps. Here are some steps to consider:

  1. Wait Gracefully:
    • The hiring process sometimes takes longer than expected. Give it a reasonable amount of time - usually a week or two - before following up again.

    • Recruiters and Hiring Managers are often busy with multiple responsibilities and candidates.

  2. Follow Up Again:
    • Send a polite, concise follow-up email. Inquire about the status and express your continued interest in the position.

    • Mention that you understand they might be busy and appreciate any updates they can provide.

  3. Alternate Channels:
    • If you initially emailed, consider reaching out via LinkedIn or another professional platform.

    • If you have a phone number, a brief phone call can also be effective.

  4. Be Professional and Positive:
    • Maintain a positive tone. Avoid sounding frustrated or impatient.

    • Show your respect for their time and your enthusiasm for the role.

Silence doesn’t always indicate rejection. Keep your options open and continue your job search. Persistence pays off. The right (operative word) opportunity is just around the corner!

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
~ Dolly Parton

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