Don’t be afraid to take an active role in your hiring process

GSU reps are often asked about postings and applying for jobs, and they offer the following advice.

  • If you haven’t heard back about an application for a position, it’s okay to take an active role in the process by following up with an email a week or so after the job closes to check if you are getting an interview.
  • If you get an interview it’s alright to show you are engaged and interested by asking your questions about the new role or the location.
  • If you don’t get the job, it doesn’t hurt to follow up with a call or email asking what you can work on so you are in a better position to get the next position you apply for.

GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson has additional advice. “Even if it is an internal job, participate just as you would if the interviewer doesn’t know you. And always be polite.”

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