reagank asked:I had a weird semi-professional question for you. If you've applied for a job is it appropriate to call HR to inquire about when you might hear something? It's never good to be a bother, but it's nice to have a little info. Any thoughts?
In a lot of large companies with high volume recruiting like mine, we prefer not to be contacted simply because we are always short on time.
I asked some of my co-workers what they thought about this, and we all agreed that the person who calls gets attention. We look at their resume and let them know one way or another. Yes, your background looks like a fit, or thanks but no thanks. So when it comes down to it, it doesn’t hurt to call. :)