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How long to wait when following up on a resume?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by srnitz86, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. srnitz86

    srnitz86 Guest

    So, I just graduated and have been applying for open positions. I just wanted to know the right amount of time to wait before following up on a resume. A week? Two weeks? Just wanted to get everyone's opinion.
  2. DCguy

    DCguy Member

    I usually send a follow-up e-mail a week later asking if they received it.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you send it to HR, pros tell you to check back within 5-7 days but do not do it on a Monday. I guess they are busy in HR on Mondays. If you apply to a sports editor or whatever, I don't think the Monday matters.

    If you apply online for an open position, good luck reaching a human being.
  4. srnitz86

    srnitz86 Guest

    Would you guys say it is better to call or just send an email? I emailed my resume, cover letter, etc.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you emailed your stuff, I would email your followup and reserve the calling for if you get no email response.

    (I applied for a job recently that drew 400 candidates and they wound up hiring an internal candidate, so I don't think you're can expect a lot of personal attention necessarily).
  6. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    I'd just go to the drive-thru and see if the manager is working ... </bitterbitterhack>
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