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Job questions - How much follow-up is too much?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by IllMil, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    I've been trying to get an entrance with a sports team for years, sending out resumes and making calls and sending emails, etc. Last week an NFL team actually responded and asked for a resume. The guy thanked me and said he'd get back to me soon. This was a couple of days ago. He's the first actual person that said something back in those two years, so naturally it made me pretty excited. I realize it could be nothing but I want to make sure I do everything I can. I thought about waiting a few days and then sending an email to reiterate how badly I want to do this, but thought I'd ask around first. They specifically said no phone calls, so I'm going to respect that.
  2. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I like the email idea. Good luck, hope you get a gig.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Understand he almost certainly can't make hires with the lockout on.
  4. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Right, but it was a job ad I responded to, it wasn't like I just sent him something out of the blue. I did the online application and then did some grunt work to find the actual contact, which wasn't listed, and personally sent a note.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I get that and it's cool. Just don't get spooked if you get radio silence for a while.
  6. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Yeah, that's on my mind. Hoping it gets cleared up in the next month or so.d
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    1. Very short hand written thank you note thanking him for taking the time to review your resume.

    2. Follow-up e-mail between 10-14 days after you mail the note.
  8. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Thank you. But I guess what I should have asked, and what I really meant was, what kind of tone do you take with the follow-up email? All business or do you put some emotion into it?
  9. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Are you trying to get a job or a date?
  10. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Dates are a hell of a lot easier to get
  11. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    Considering that they probably got a deluge of response from the ad I think you could probably balance the emotion and business.

    Change the emotion to passion but balanced with the fact that you are a pro who can get things done.
  12. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Passion, that's a better way to put it. Thanks for the feedback.
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