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CassM in Redding, California

72 months ago

Hello, question for anyone who's got advice on the matter:

I submitted an application, along with my resume a week ago(Weds.). Called two days ago, this past Monday, to hopefully speak with the hiring manager, and instead received voicemail. I left a message stating that I was checking on the status of my application. I have yet to hear back. When is it appropriate to call again? Or should I try to stop by in person, and when?

Thank You!

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Don

72 months ago

You should have waited a bit longer to initiate the phone call, there is a fine line between being persistent and being a pest. Chances are if you applied Wednesday and called Monday he/she probably hasn't even gotten a chance to look at your application yet.

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Hello in Mountain View, California

72 months ago

I actually agree with Don, but I also think the original post lacks a few key pieces of information, specifically what type of position and company this is.

Cass, moving forward, I would give the hiring manager 1 1/2 - 2 weeks minimum before "following up" for Don's reason: they probably haven't had time to look at your application. Think about it. You applied on Wednesday. It went into a pile with other resumes. Depending on the size of the company and how urgent they are for new staff, they may look through the new applications once a week, once every other week. Thurs - Fri - MONDAY. You only called 3 business days later.

I wonder if this is a customer service position since you mention "stopping in", but I would think that even if so, Fri-Sat-Sun would be their busier days and no one would have time to look at your resume. (Note: If it is not a restaurant/retail store, I would advice against stopping in ever, and if you do stop in, I would do so while dining/shopping, then mention, "Hey, I applied her a couple weeks ago and it seems like a great place to work. I was wondering if you are still hiring" very casually).

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Joe Jobless in Elmira, New York

72 months ago

The other commentators have made valid points Cass. You did rush it a little and judging by your problem here you are obviously young and just out of either high school or college. If not then you are in deeper sh t than it appears! Be patient and wait another week and in the mean time apply online or in person to other places. I talked to a young lady two weeks ago here in person at this same labor/job search office I am at now and she was looking for a certain job that she went to college for and I recieved a call on my cell phone from a "Dandy Mini Mart" represenative about a job interview but the location was too far away for me to travel to so I declined it and later on I called them back to ask for directions to give to "Tanda" the young lady I had spoken to here at the labor office so maybe she could get the job. I have not seen her since that day two weeks ago. My point is take a job like that one until something better comes along if it comes to that. Good luck!

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Aw in Sandusky, Michigan

13 months ago

I submitted my application to chemical bank but when I went to take the assessment test I wouldn't load and now I can't get back to it. What do I do?

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AndyRising in a State of Bliss

13 months ago

Aw in Sandusky, Michigan said: I submitted my application to chemical bank but when I went to take the assessment test I wouldn't load and now I can't get back to it. What do I do?

You can try emailing or calling their tech support or HR. They may have contact info somewhere on their Careers page. I did that a few weeks ago when an online application said I needed to add more info, but wouldn't let me add it. I was surprised that someone actually got back to me and fixed the problem.... They had failed to press some button somewhere.

But I've had similar cases where I never hear back. Because it's more likely that you won't find a contact to call, and that they won't get back to you if you do, I usually just give up if an online application gives me problems. If it's giving everyone problems, they'll figure that out when they don't receive an applications.

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Mzkishia in Chicago, Illinois

2 months ago

I applied for over 30 jobs why have no one called back?? its been 2 weeks

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MARIA in Miami, Florida

1 month ago

I have applied to more than 60 jobs. I have been interviewed six times. Two of them they decided for another person the same day of the interview
. The remain, I know nothing. I have been aplying since may 10...

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MARIA in Miami, Florida

1 month ago

I have applied to more than 60 jobs, since May 10. I have been interviewed in 6. Two of them they answered me that position
was filled, same day after interview... Remain I know nothing...

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AndyRising in a State of Bliss

1 month ago

Maria, you're doing pretty well. You got a 10% return rate on your applications. (6 out of 60). You're in a major city that probably has lots of job opportunities, but there are also probably lots of people looking for work. You may be in for a long spell of job-hunting... you're really only just getting started. All you can do is keep looking and keep trying.

While you continue to look, think about your "sales presentation"... your resume and cover letter, your interviewing skills, and your general approach to the whole job-hunting thing. Why do you think you got those particular interviews? What went well? What didn't work? Maybe you can find a friend who will look at your resume, or you can take it to your local CareerSource center and ask for help.

www.floridajobs.org/onestop/onestopdir/OneStopDirList.asp?Region=23

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MARIA in Miami, Florida

1 month ago

Andy, there is something wrong in the system. They are asking if I am between 40 and 70 years old, that actually is true. There is a discrimination in all of the interviews..including by phone..

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AndyRising in a State of Bliss

1 month ago

Well, I'm 60. And I've never directly been asked my age in an interview. My grey hair makes it obvious. Asking if you're between 40 and 70 is a clear violation of U.S. law. Good luck doing anything about it, though. Your local CareerSource place would be a good place to start a complaint, though they aren't a law office.

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MARIA in Miami, Florida

1 month ago

Is it negative if in the interview they say that "we are in the process of the interviews, I will call you back"? I sent an email saying thanks for the time for interview and I was sure that I had the skill to fit the position, and I received an answer immediately saying also thanks for going, and it was a pleasure to meet you....cuek?

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