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What to Say When You're Following up

Frequently asked questions when it comes to following up after applying for a job include:

How long should I wait to follow-up? Should I call, write or email? How frequently can I follow-up?

An important question people forget to ask is "What should I say when I follow-up?

Tips for what to include in your follow-up:

1. Express continued interest in the position.

2. Reiterate the value you can bring to the organization by citing specific professional accomplishments and in-demand skills you possess.

3. Offer more information, volunteer to send references, examples of past work, etc.

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SUCCESS STORY

“If it’s something you have a passion for, you have to follow your heart.”