· Is a full-time or part-time undergraduate student or
· Is a full-time graduate student taking a minimum of
· Works in a firm
· Has had a bachelor's degree for no more than five years
· Has not yet passed the CPA Exam
employer after submitting that resume shouldn't be, an
Accountemps survey suggests. Eight in 10 senior man-
follow up within two weeks of applying for a job. Only one
percent of respondents said applicants should not check in
with the hiring manager.
first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary
accounting, finance, and bookkeeping professionals. It was
conducted by an independent research firm and is based on
telephone interviews with more than 1,000 senior managers
at companies with 20 or more employees.
to follow up with the hiring manager after submitting a
resume?" Their responses:
show both when they take the extra step of following up after
applying for a job," said Max Messmer, chairman of
Accountemps. "But how you contact a hiring manager is
important be polite and respectful, and explain in specific
terms why you feel you are the best match for the position."
following up with hiring managers:
email and phone are acceptable. An email can be a great
tool for reminding hiring managers that you've applied for a
job without seeming too pushy.
and reiterate why you think you'd be a good fit for the organ-
ization. Cite specific professional accomplishments and in-
demand skills you possess related to the job. The key is to
highlight your qualifications and not simply ask whether the
manager received your resume.
good, but being a pest isn't. Don't follow up more than twice.