Finding a job can be difficult and getting ghosted by potential employers can make the process even harder. Here are three tips on how to speed up the hiring process and get a response from the hiring manager.
Following up after an interview is the most important step following the actual interview. By following up, you ensure that you remain top of mind with the hiring manager. Try to send a thank-you note within 24 hours of the interview, it is important not to seem too eager, so waiting 24 hours is customary.
Although the thank you is usually an email, consider writing a handwritten note as it is a more personal approach and will help you stand out. Sending a thank-you note will also reaffirm your interest in the position and allow you to emphasize your qualifications. If a week goes by and you have not heard from the hiring manager, try picking up the phone and giving them a call. Try to keep your emotions out of the conversation and avoid being too demanding. You know you want the job, but you still need to convince the hiring employer that you are the right choice.
State that your job search is moving forward
Let the hiring manager know that you are still actively on the job hunt and interviewing. Informing the potential employer that you have received interest from and have been interviewing with other companies, sends a clear signal. You will not be sitting around and waiting by the phone forever, proving to the potential employer that they are not the only employer competing for your talents. Even if you have gotten a second or third round interview with a company, it is important to continue your job search until you have successfully gotten a job offer. There is always a chance that the potential job opportunity does not work out so it’s good to keep your options open.
Work with a recruiter or staffing agency
Reaching out to a staffing agency or a recruiter is a great way to speed up the hiring process and find your dream job. Recruiters have direct contact with companies looking to hire and can help you find a position based on your skills and requirements. By helping you revamp your resume and cover letter, recruiters can tailor your resume to the specific job you are searching for. Staffing agencies can also help with part-time and temp work. Since they have connections with a variety of different companies, they can find exactly what type of job you want.
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