Is it possible to be too aggressive in the search for a job? I say NO, in some cases I am sure it’s happened however more commonly job seekers tend to send a resume or fill out an application and then wait and then, well ….wait some more. To those job seekers I say….get out there and make it happen! If it’s a job you want and think you are the ideal candidate follow up and make sure you are don’t become just another applicant in a pile of applications.
Just yesterday I was talking to a job seeker who told me they had put in an application for the perfect job and never heard back. My response: Did you can to follow up? Well you guess it they had not. They were waiting to see if they would call back.
Folks, there is no shame in calling and asking about the hiring process, the conversation can go something like this:
Job Seeker: Hello, I turned in an application last Monday and I was wondering where you were in the interview process? I am very interested in the position you have open.
Employer: Hold on I have had so many people interested in this position, what was your name?
Employer: Why do you feel you are the best applicant for my position?
Job Seeker: I have many years in customer service as well as customer retention and I like to work with the public. I would appreciate the opportunity to come in and meet with you and discus my qualification.
Employer: Can you come in tomorrow? I would like to sit down with you and tell you more about the job.
The current labor market is one where the eager are going to get noticed and the aggressive are appreciated. As a manager who often recruits, I have always been in the opinion if a job seeker shows me they are interested in a job; they deserve an interview. Make sure you start your job search with WiserWorker.com for all the latest job openings.