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Follow up on job application

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by danielno8, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    Hey folks,

    After applying for a job, i followed up about a week and a half later to confirm my application had been recieved, and also re state my interest in the position. I was told my application hadn't been recieved and duly re sent my CV.

    It's now been just over a week and haven't heard anything else. Should i find out if the position has been filled or just wait? Not sure how i would word it since i have already sent a follow up?

    any advice greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    I'm finding that there is a delay of anything up to 6 weeks at the moment before being notified if unsuccessful due to the number of applicants.

    Did you ask when the closing date was and by when you would hear if succesful ?

    If not, remember to do so in the future and, in this instance perhaps give it a few more days before asking those questions
     
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  3. jk2447

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    I think that you should follow it up. I wouldn't worry if they think your pestering them. Your keen and very interested in the job. Just mention that as one application was lost you just wanted to confirm they had received your application. Cheers, Jim
     
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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    As your CV wasn't received initially, I'd chase it up, it can't hurt.

    Qs
     
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  5. danielno8

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    took the plunge and sent an email.

    gl me :) lol
     
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  6. jk2447

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    Is right mate, it would of only drove you mad waiting
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    <ring ring> Hello?

    Yes, this is Daniel Eight... I'm calling to see if you received my e-mail inquiring to confirm whether you received my CV.

    :twisted:
     
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  8. Fergal1982

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    nonono. Fax first to confirm the email confirming receipt of the letter.

    Then phone to confirm the fax....

    If you really want to be daring, throw in a telegram somewhere in there.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    rofl! no no no, First fax... then send a courier... then have your mom call... then go visit them in person. :twisted:
     
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  10. Fergal1982

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    woah! breaking out the big guns there arent you, getting your mum to go.
     
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  11. jk2447

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    Video conference set up with the MD, your mum, you and a teacher from school as a character reference should be fine :p
     
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  12. danielno8

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    meh, i'm sure he can handle a few follow ups :)
     
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  13. Sparky
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    Well after follow up 9786858658785 it can start to get annoying. :biggrin
     
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  14. jk2447

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    Ah were only messing mate. Have you heard anything? Have they got your application?
     
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  15. danielno8

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    I wasn't following up regarding the application, just when they expected to let candidates know one way or the other or if the position had been filled.

    perhaps i'm being too impatient though, it just that my follow up turned into being an original application rather than getting anymore info!
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    All joking aside, it is usually a good idea to follow up... preferably using a method that you didn't use the first time. :)
     
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  17. jk2447

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    Oh sorry my mistake. Yeah maybe you are getting impatient then ha ha. I'd put it to the back of my mind and go have a few beers and chill out. Whats Aberdeen like by the way, hoping to come up to Scotland in August. Jim
     
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  18. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yeah shows you are keen IMO
     
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  19. danielno8

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    serious, never heard that before, will bear in mind :)

    Yeh will do, i now know i have done everything i can, so just wait and see! Would like some feedback if not succesful though so he may not have heard the last of me yet haha!

    Aberdeen is ok! Nothing too special but plenty more than most! Scotland is definately worth a visit! I love going to Glasgow so if you make it up definately spend some time there!

    Thanks for the advice guys
     
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  20. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    Got an interview :)
     
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