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Mastering the art of Follow-Up: Your Path to Job Success

In the competitive world of job hunting, the ability to follow up effectively can be your secret weapon, setting you apart from the competition and increasing your chances of securing that dream job. Let's delve into the significance of follow-ups in your job search journey and how they can be the key to your job search success.


Recognise the Significance of Follow-Ups in Your Job Search Journey 💡


In today's job market, it's not enough to send in your resume and hope for the best. The job search journey is a multifaceted process, and follow-ups are an integral part of it. They demonstrate your commitment, professionalism, and genuine interest in the position. A timely and well-crafted follow-up can make all the difference between being remembered and being forgotten.


Why Follow-Ups Matter


👉 Follow-up results in building a positive impression of you in the receiver's mind.

👉 It helps to showcase and emphasize on your skills and how they are relevant to the recruiter and the role you are applying for.

👉 The follow-up demonstrates your enthusiasm and commitment to the position.

Consider Celina, an expat partner and an Absolu who was looking for a job in Paris. After an initial interview, she sent a thoughtful thank-you email to the hiring manager. This follow-up not only expressed her gratitude for the opportunity but also highlighted her enthusiasm for the role. The result? She not only secured the job but also made a lasting impression.





Follow up methods; How and when to use them


Explore the different follow-up methods at your disposal and understand when to use each to your advantage.

👉 Email: Send a thank-you email within 24-48 hours after an interview, expressing your appreciation and reiterating your interest.

👉 Phone Call: Use a phone call to follow up on the status of your application if you haven't received a response within the expected time frame.

👉 In-Person: If you have the opportunity, attending in-person networking events can lead to valuable follow-up opportunities.


Crafting effective follow-up messages


Crafting effective follow-up messages is an art. Let's explore the key elements and provide practical examples.


Key Elements to include in follow-up Email : A compelling follow-up message should express gratitude, enthusiasm, and alignment with the job's requirements.

Example Message:


"Dear [Hiring Manager's Name],


I wanted to express my gratitude for the opportunity to interview for the [Job Title] position at [Company Name]. Our conversation reinforced my enthusiasm for the role, and I'm even more excited about the possibility of contributing to your team. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how my skills align with your needs. Thank you again for your time and consideration.


Best regards,


[Your Name]"


Useful links to find Templates:


You can always use AI and other tools like ChatGpt, Bard, Copy.ai, to start with an ideal professional Email Format. Then personalize and modify according to your specific needs.





Networking and Follow ups


👉 Networking is an essential part of the job search process. Attend industry-specific networking events to expand your professional contacts. 🌐


👉 After networking events, send follow-up emails to new contacts, expressing your interest in connecting further. 📈


👉 Regularly engage with your professional network by sending follow-up messages, sharing relevant industry news, and offering your assistance. 📧


In conclusion, mastering the art of the follow-up is your path to job success, especially as an expat partner seeking opportunities in a new country. Be persistent, professional, and timely in your follow-ups, and you'll increase your chances of landing your ideal job.


For expat partners looking to excel in their career and integrate into the vibrant city of Paris, Absolutely French and Absolutely Talented are valuable resources. Absolutely French is a dedicated French language school and integration center, while Absolutely Talented hosts career fairs for expat partners, putting them in the spotlight to ensure they feel at home in France and make the most of their expatriation.


Remember, it's not just about finding a job; it's about embracing the culture and thriving in your new home. So, start mastering the art of the follow-up, and watch your job search success soar.


Read our other article about 'Discovering job opportunities find your path': here




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