ECF Tip #11: The Follow-up

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Now that you’ve made some great connections at the Employer Connections Fair, don’t forget to follow-up with them. If you had a promising conversation with a recruiter or are really interested in a specific job, send them a concise thank you note. The note should be free of errors, restate your qualifications for the position, and your interest in an interview. It should also reference specific parts of your conversation– this helps to show you were actively listening and that the note is not a generic thank-you message. Follow-up messages should be sent within 24-48 hours of the fair.

If the employer requested that you send supplemental materials, send those along with the note. Some employers may ask you to apply for a job online. If so, make sure you submit that application within 24 hours and follow up with the employer to let them know you have done so.

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