follow up on a job application

Posted: August 2, 2013
By: Clay Cerny

A client today told me that he had tried to follow up at a large company where he had contacts.  He emailed Human Resources and the person he assumed as the hiring manager.  What he did not do was contact the people he knew at the company.  If you know someone at a company, that’s where you should start.  That person is most likely to get information from a decision maker or someone who knows that person.  Whenever possible, network through personal contacts.  It’s a lot harder to ignore people you know than an anonymous email from one of a hundred job applicants.  Use your contacts.  They can open doors.