Following up With the Employer

The process of waiting to hear back after submitting a resume can be very a very anxious time. However, there is something you can do about it. Following up with an employer after submitting an application can be one way to make yourself stand out from the other candidates by showing them how interested you are in the position.

If it’s been about two weeks from when you submitted your application and you haven’t heard back from the employer, it might be a good time to send a follow-up email with them. If you choose to write a follow-up email to the employer, keep the following in mind:


Use a clear subject line in your email

Include the title of the job you applied for and your name


Be polite and professional

Begin with a polite greeting to the employer and thank them for taking the time to look at your resume


Focus on what makes you a good fit for the job


Keep it short and sweet

Briefly remind the employer why you are a good fit for the position


Ask questions

If you have any questions about the job or application process, ask them at the end of the email


And don’t forget to reread before you send!

Make sure you proof read your email before you hit send to double check on any errors you might have made and to ensure it has been well-written



If you haven’t heard back after another week, you can try following up with another email or even a phone call. If you still haven’t heard back after this, it would be best to start thinking about the next job opportunity. But don’t get discouraged – the search for a job can be frustrating, but keep putting yourself out there and sending out applications!