NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Everyone has a different strategy when it comes to following up with employers during the job-application process. Some prefer to follow up quickly and repeatedly at every stage of the application process, while others may feel uncomfortable following up at all.
Part of the confusion is that there really are no standard guidelines for this part of the process. Employers rarely include details about when and how to follow up in the original job posting, which forces the candidate to do a certain amount of guesswork about what is and isn’t appropriate. But according to one career expert we spoke with, it’s rarely ever a bad idea to follow up as long as you do so in a professional manner.
There are no standard guidelines for following up after applying for a job, but there are best practices.
“You are probably better off risking following up than not following up,” says Miriam Salpeter, founder of Keppie Careers, a career coaching firm. “As long as you are approaching things professionally and not being rude, usually you can’t make too many mistakes with the follow-up.”
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