Too often, employers stop responding to candidates. Even after an in-person interview, candidates never hear back. The CEO of a job search platform advises people to follow up in a few ways:
Send one email a week. Be thoughtful about your messages to express interest; maybe share new research about the company .
Try different channels. For example, send a LinkedIn message instead of email, but only once.
Reach out to others. Contact another recruiter or the hiring manager directly.
All of these actions come with risk, but the writer argues, and I agree, that the risk is worth it. None of these follow-ups are too annoying, and you may turn the tide in your favor.
Why do you think employers ghost applicants? Consider what incentive they have to follow up.
What’s your view of these follow-up approaches? Which are you more or less comfortable doing?