- Within three days of submitting your resume or application, call to introduce yourself, then follow up weekly until your status is clear.
- Send a thank you note within 24 hours after interviews or phone screens.
- Unless you receive specific instructions to the contrary, follow up three business days after an interview.
"Timing is everything" is one of those, well, timeless sayings that applies to your job search. To help make yours impeccable, here's answers to some of the most frequently questions about it we've heard. Does it matter when I apply? Unless a job posting lists a specific closing date, you should apply within 24 to 48 hours after the opening is announced. Once they identify a suitable candidate, recruiters and managers may stop reviewing resumes, so the earlier they see yours, the better. When should I follow up? Follow these guidelines: