No longer is it acceptable to just send in a resume and expect jobs to be offered to you left right and centre. In an increasingly competitive job market, the resume is just the foot in the door…and the real first impression is being made on your actions after you’ve applied. Following up can be one of the most effective ways to earn an interview for a prospective job.
Here is an article from Lee Miller, writing for a New Jersey newspaper, on the art of following up:
Jason White wanted to work for DragonSearch, but, despite applying in all of the usual ways, wasn’t able to secure an interview.
After several attempts with no response, he decided to start following the CEO on Twitter to try to build a relationship and hopefully gain an inside track to employment.
After two months of interacting, the CEO tweeted him about an open position. White immediately expressed interest by asking some questions about the position, and the CEO responded with the name of the person to contact.
For the full article, click here.