Why You Haven’t Heard Back From an Employer, with Jennifer Tardy

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When you apply for a job, you expect to hear back from the employer. But all too often, employers avoid getting back to applicants unless they plan to bring them in for an interview. And even then, you may go in for an interview and not hear back about the final hiring decision. While it seems like common courtesy for employers to respond to everyone who applies, Find Your Dream Job guest Jennifer Tardy says that some hiring managers are so inundated with applicants that they simply don’t have time to reply to everyone. Jennifer shares practical tips for following up with the hiring manager in a natural, casual way. She recommends being persistent, but kind and understanding in your communication with hiring managers so you don’t burn any bridges.

About Our Guest:

Jennifer Tardy is the founder and owner of Jennifer Tardy LLC, a diversity and inclusion consulting organization in Maryland. Through her work, Jennifer is on a mission to forge successful career opportunities between employers and members of underrepresented populations such as people of color, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ, and millennials. She’s also the host of the But What About Me career podcast.

Resources in This Episode:
  • Check out Jennifer’s YouTube channel for new videos every week on all aspects of the job hunt.
  • Tune in to Jennifer’s podcast, But What About Me, where she answers questions about the hiring process for those in underrepresented people groups.
  • For more personalized help, join Jennifer’s group coaching program, where she walks you through every step of the job search journey, from revising your resume to celebrating your job offer.
  • Do you find yourself applying for any job that you think you could do? Before you send out your next application, stop chasing every lead and get clear about your own goals. Our free guide, Finding Focus in Your Job Search, can help.

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