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southernelite
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Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


So on Oct. 23rd, I submitted an application for a position. An HR rep called me on the 4th of November and asked me if I would apply to a different position.(position had more stringent requirements). She sent me an e-mail with the information, I told her it was a good opportunity, and I would apply. She said great, as soon as I get your app in the system, I'll set up a time for us to talk. So, I completed the analysis piece required for that position(first one had no analysis piece) and put it through on the 7th(deadline was 8th).

I have yet to hear from her, and was thinking I would have by now. The position starts in mid-december, so the timing is extremely tight, which makes me think they'll want to act pretty quickly.

Should I send out a follow-up email, or should I wait?







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HurricaneDunc
Bowling Green Fan
Houston
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


Send a follow up. Express your interest again. Keep it short and sweet. Nothing wrong with a quick follow up email.





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southernelite
McNeese State Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


how should i word it generally? what do i say?

I'm really interested in this position and was wondering if you had a chance to look over my application.....? something to that nature?






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Costanza
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Member since May 2011
390 posts

re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


Dear HR Rep,

Thank you again for letting me know about the _______ position. I completed the application on the 7th and am excited to learn more about the position and your company. I look forward to talking with you soon.

Sincerely. southernelite






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RedStickBR
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


Ditch the email. Send a hand written letter.





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LSURussian
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2005
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


Since she called you, why not call her back?





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southernelite
McNeese State Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


Should I call her? I'm not really sure, here. Thats why I figured I ask, the money board is usually money on this type of stuff.





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southernelite
McNeese State Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


It would take a week or longer to get her a handwritten letter. That'll arrive too late no matter what happens, I'm pretty sure.





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LSUtigerME
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Walker, LA
Member since Oct 2012
604 posts

re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


quote:

Since she called you, why not call her back?

This.

Don't over think this.






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HailToTheChiz
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


Pick up the phone.

HR folks are the worst and probably forgot about it.






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Lsut81
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


Give her a phone call in order to verify that she received the application.

"Ms X, I just wanted to follow up per our last discussion about that new role. I went ahead and got my app in the system and I wanted to verify that you had received it."






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NoSaint
Member since Jun 2011
2233 posts

re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


Agreed on the follow up call - just a simple "wanted to say thanks and let you know i filled out the required application, want to make sure it made it to you as the opportunity sounds great. let me know if you need anything else from me"





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Lsut81
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


quote:

just a simple


Yes and DO NOT bug them... That is my biggest pet peeve in interviewing/hiring.






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lsufanintexas
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Member since Sep 2006
3565 posts

re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


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Yes and DO NOT bug them... That is my biggest pet peeve in interviewing/hiring.



THIS. I had a guy STALK me just this past month after I interviewed him and said I'd like to offer him a position.

He called me every day after wards, every few hours.

I decided not to give him the job.






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southernelite
McNeese State Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2009
40976 posts

re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


I talked to her.

Typical, we're reviewing all the candidates, blah blah blah BS, thanks for patient.

said I'd hear back either way within a week, so, i guess i'll know soon.








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LSURussian
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2005
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re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


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I talked to her.

Typical, we're reviewing all the candidates, blah blah blah BS, thanks for patient.
Good. At least she knows you're still interested in the job.






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southernelite
McNeese State Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2009
40976 posts

re: Should I send a follow-up email, or wait?


As always, I appreciate the guidance gentleman.

If I get the job, I'll buy you all a beer. At some $1 happy hour cause I'll still be poor, but at least I'll be an employed poor.






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