Job Posting: No Phone Calls, Call Anyway?

Dear Experts, If a job description says "no phone calls please," is it still okay to call and confirm they received your application? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#247 Sure. If you want to be remembered as the "one who didn't follow directions." (in other words, NO!) (@beneubanks) Q#247 Agree with other experts. Try to find another way to follow up (inside connections, email, networking). (@gradversity) Q#247 Emps look 4 ways to cull, don't give reason to elim u; cd see if u know pple @ co 2 put in gd wd 4 u. (@juliaerickson) Q#247 I say no! but U cn use sum1 else from inside. 4 ths vry reason b4 U apply U network 2 find allies. (@RTResumepro) Q#247 No calls = no calls. Best option to find someone (networking!) in org & have them check on your behalf. (@jtodonnell) Q#247 No phone calls means don't call. That is annoying to the hiring manager. Follow the instructions requested. (@DebraWheatman) 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.

This week on Well This Happened, we discussed Taylor's awkward workplace dilemma.

Taylor recently started a job at a retail store that's solely commission-based. He's really liking it, and learning a lot about sales.

However, his excitement for the job started to decline when the store manager started stealing clients from him and other team members.

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