Quick- I need some advice!

hughes_collector

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#1
I'm job-hunting and turned in an application 3 days ago for a job I think I'd really like, as the hours are perfect for me and the place seems friendly. My family says to call them later in the week, that doing so will help my chances. Also everything I checked online also says to call, but wait about a week after turning in the application or resume.

Problem is, this is a very small business that's just looking for one person in this position. I'm afraid if I wait, they'll fill it. But I don't want to be a pest, either.

So, what would you do? Call them sooner, or later? Or even at all?
 
#2
Also everything I checked online also says to call, but wait about a week after turning in the application or resume.
There's your answer, I guess! I'd wait it out a little. But it's definitely good to show you're interested and really want this job. Maybe wait just a couple more days. That's what I'd do anyway.
 

hughes_collector

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#4
There's your answer, I guess! I'd wait it out a little. But it's definitely good to show you're interested and really want this job. Maybe wait just a couple more days. That's what I'd do anyway.

The difference though is that most of what I read online is talking about large companies trying to fill multiple positions and sifting through hundreds of apps, not just a mom-and-pop business looking for one person. That can be a whole different ballpark. That's why I'm so unsure.
 
#5
The difference though is that most of what I read online is talking about large companies trying to fill multiple positions and sifting through hundreds of apps, not just a mom-and-pop business looking for one person. That can be a whole different ballpark. That's why I'm so unsure.
Ohh sorry, for some reason I thought your findings were specific to the job you applied to. Whoops. Ok then, well I guess it doesn't hurt to call. Good luck, btw.
 

Smelnick

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#8
You can't really call too much in my opinion. If you turn in the application, call at least a couple days later and just ask if they've taken the time to view it. Sometimes they get busy and forget to look through them. But a phonecall from you gives them the idea that someone wants the job and so they'll for sure look at you.
 

Mirage

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#9
If they are a smaller company then you can probably get by calling a day or two earlier than you would otherwise. I would try calling them tomorrow and follow up, see if you can schedule an interview, etc.
 
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