How do I follow-up on an application I submitted?
You need to be able to get to the decision maker(s). Is it the recruiter, department manager, or business owner? You can usually find this information on LinkedIn or on the company website.
1. Send an e-mail stating that you completed an application and that you are very excited about the opportunity (similar to a cover letter). Tell them you will follow-up by phone on a specific day (Friday afternoons are best) and do so.
2. If you can’t get an interview, and this is your dream job, mail a personal letter explaining how you can add value to their team.
3. If you still don’t get an interview, periodically check in or offer to work for free. Everyone loves free labor!