Tracy V. asks…

Q. I’ve sent a resume. Now what?

A. Congratulations! Perhaps you will get the dream job you are seeking. But there is more you can do:
• Identify the competitors to your targeted firm and consider sending them your resume. Of course, do your research on the firm(s) and customize the resume and cover letter appropriately.
• Ensure your social media presence is up to date. Expect someone from the targeted firm to check you out so update your Facebook and Linked-In profiles with your goals and accomplishments.
• Wait 14 days and send a follow-up email inquiring about the status of the hiring process.
If a week later and there still is no response, then move on. If you did not send resumes to other firms as I suggested above, do so now. It’s time for a new search.


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