How Do I Guarantee My Application Was Received?

Dear Experts, What is the appropriate way to follow-up with a company after submitting a resume and before the interview? If they say "no calls" and have not contacted you, how should you go about ensuring that your application has been received? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:Q#254 if no immed call, can wait 5-7 biz days, say "making sure u got my materials"; However...(more) (@juliaerickson) Q#254 keep in mind w/many applicants, they cd get ur info & not want 2 interview u; a call may hilite u. (@juliaerickson) Q#254 If you have waited a long time, call anyway. You likely have nothing to lose at that point. (@gradversity) Q#254 Foll up by asking job specific question 2 clarify if qualified 4 position. If u connect, mention u applied 4 pos. (@kgrantcareers) Q#254 If you do it online, there should be a confirmation. If not, I'd give it 7-10 days b4 checking. (@beneubanks) 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.

Man on laptop enjoys summer while working full time

There you are: sitting on the beach, covered in sunscreen, reading your favorite book, drinking your favorite drink under the cool shade of an umbrella. Life doesn't get any better than this. Suddenly, a door slams, a phone rings, a printer turns on. You jolt back into consciousness. You're at work, sitting in your cubicle, without even a hint of sunshine streaming in from outside.

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