Follow up is essential regarding your job applications. It is no longer as easy to apply for a job by simply pressing click and presto a new job will fall in your lap. It may take you day’s or even weeks even for the confirmation that an employer or agency has even received your job application. We recommend that you follow up the employer with a phone call to ensure that they have actually got your application.
This will provide you with up to date information and enlighten you as to where your application is at in the overall recruitment process. It also identifies to your possible future employer that you are proactive and willing to take the initiative, these may be some key attributes that the Employer is looking for their important job vacancy.
David Arcangeli, Qest Human Resources 23 September 2013