Dear Experts, I applied for a job that requires a review process - meaning they allow all the applications to come in by a certain due date before they review them. I said on my cover letter I would follow up to confirm my application was received as the deadline for applications approaches. When following up, would it be better to call the person I addressed it to directly or just send an email? And if I did call, is it a good time to reiterate how interested I am in the job, or should I just let my application speak for itself? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#196 I personally prefer e-mail -- less disruptive to my day than an unsolicited phone call. (@heatherhuhman) Q#196 Email more respectful of recipient time. EVERY contact an opportunity to reiterate value U bring to org. (@dawnbugni) Q#196 Email is easier to deal with for most HR folks. (@beneubanks) Q#196 It is good to call and also follow up via e-mail w person. B nice about it, remind them what u r applying 4. (@kgrantcareers) Q#196 Follow up with a professional phone call. If you don't get a response, try writing a handwritten note. (@DebraWheatman) Q#196 If you have a phone number, call. When you get someone, reiterate your interest in and suitability for the job. (@gradversity) Q#196 While call gives u chance 4 personal contact, shd b brief; longr email lets u reiterate value u'd give. (@juliaerickson) Q#196 FWIW, I HATE phone calls from candidates. They're all about what YOU want, not about what's convenient for me. (@askamanager) Q#196 A call is preferable for follow-up and definitely re-iterate your interest in the position. (@sweetcareers) Q#196 Calls/voice-mails can be non-disruptive if handled 'very' BRIEFLY/courteously. Can follow w/brief email. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#196 If you know the hiring manager name, go gutsy w/ a phone call. Most will do an e-mail, so phone could help you stand out. (@tmonhollon) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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