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After Sending Resume, Cover Letter, Make Follow-up Call When You Say You Will


TeenaRoseBook.jpg Even though you have invited the employer to call to schedule an interview, be sure you follow up with a phone call within the time specified in the cover letter (two weeks is common). This holds true whether you are responding to a specific job advertisement or just inquiring about available positions. You want to be sure that at the very least your materials were received. This follow-up may not be possible if the ad has specified “no phone calls” or if you’re responding to a blind-box ad, but do your best.

This tip is excerpted with permission from Designing a Cover Letter to “Wow” Hiring Personnel, an e-book by Teena Rose. For more cover-letter tips, visit Teena’s Bookstore to download your copy for $27.77. You can also download a free 19-page excerpt.