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Author: Subject: How long should I wait to check on an application
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How long should I wait to check on an application

Could this be a good thing or a bad thing?

I applied to a major craft company for a freelance craft designer/writer position. I sent all the requested info (resume, photo portfolio, clips, article links...). I sooo hope I sent it to the right place. When I had it ready to send, the only place I could find to send it was through their "contact us". The message I got immediately after sending was that I would be contacted within 24 hours (mon-fri) of my inquiry. That was on Thursday, and to be honest, it was late afternoon. I really didn't expect a reply on Friday, but I thought I would on Monday. It's now Tuesday night and I still haven't heard from them. I am fine with waiting, but how long would you wait before you checked on it? My hopeful rationale is that I had so much great info in my packet, they are taking their time to enjoy it all. hehe But seriously, if I sent it to the wrong place, I wonder how long I should wait before I try to recontact them.
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[*] posted on 8/3/2011 at 04:52 AM

I don't have a educated answer to I'll just give you my 2 cents worth.

Wait a week but not longer then two weeks.

The idea is you want the position. In today's employment type positions you can't afford to let your information get forgotten.

I know a few people who called about their resume every week for 3 to 4 months. Even called long after the position was filled and they still got hired because the human services director always had their name fresh in his/her mind. (I was one of those people)

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