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To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Hammer Jan 14, 2013. 10 Replies

Hello all,I am a current temporary NPS employee searching for that elusive permanent position (ok, maybe even just the next step up...baby steps, I know! :) ). I've recently been advanced to the…Continue

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Mark Hammer replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
"Once upon a time, if you were truly interested in a particular position, you'd go to the trouble and expense of preparing all the necessary documents (which might include a lot of typing or paying for photocopies), filling out all the…"
Jan 14, 2013
Margi Kenny replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
" A tactic I have been told that works is at the very least writing and sending a thank you card. During my months of job searching, 22 with the state of WA and following this practice a bit, I am unsure if it helps or not. I've only had…"
Jan 14, 2013
Stephen liked Colleen Corballis's discussion To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview
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Colleen Corballis replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
"Wow, great feedback from everyone..thanks! Based on the diversity of responses, my conclusion is that each hiring official is unique in his/her preference, but odds are, it can't hurt and it might actually make all the difference. In an ideal…"
Jan 8, 2013
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To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview

Hello all,I am a current temporary NPS employee searching for that elusive permanent position (ok, maybe even just the next step up...baby steps, I know! :) ). I've recently been advanced to the "referred to hiring official" status for several positions through which I applied on USAjobs. I've been here many times before, and don't always make it to the interview stage. I was given advice from a hiring manager that calling to touch base at this point in the process is more of an annoyance than…See More
Jan 8, 2013
Gabe Gabrielsen replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
"Call ... by all means call. Show iniative - tenacity and spunk. Your time is valuable - you have a career to plan. Don't be a wall flower - waiting for someone to ask you to a dance.   Gabe"
Jan 7, 2013
Dave Bell replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
"This is tricky. Sometimes you cannot determine who the hiring official is but if you can, I see nothing wrong with a short email ( I like Eric Melton's idea ). It does seem odd that your name went to the hiring official and you heard nothing…"
Jan 7, 2013
Stephen J Yurick III replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
"Colleen, Hello. I find your question relevant when it comes to my world, since I too have applied to USAjobs and often wondered if I should call the manager.  Funny thing, actually, about 10 minutes ago I called the hiring…"
Jan 7, 2013
Eric Melton liked Colleen Corballis's discussion To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview
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Eric Melton replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
"I've had success sending a concise email to a hiring official/commander/C-level Chief. -something along the lines of, "Sir/Ma'am, I'm on the referral list for X, I've recently been leading X project / had X success, I'm…"
Jan 7, 2013
Andrew Krzmarzick replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
"I've spoken with a government careers expert and she suggested that it was okay for applicants to call if they haven't heard from an agency after 2-3 weeks. Email is passive and likely won't elicit a response, so a phone call is…"
Jan 7, 2013
Mark Hammer replied to Colleen Corballis's discussion 'To Call or Not to Call...contacting a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview'
"The nuisance/insanity aspect is partly a function of time.  Federal hiring decisions tend to take longer than many folks coming from outside the PS think they will.  Soimetimes they ARE fast, but often much slower than one…"
Jan 6, 2013
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To Call or Not to Call...contanctig a hiring official after reaching "referred status" to snag the interview

Hello all,I am a current temporary NPS employee searching for that elusive permanent position (ok, maybe even just the next step up...baby steps, I know! :) ). I've recently been advanced to the "referred to hiring official" status for several positions through which I applied on USAjobs. I've been here many times before, and don't always make it to the interview stage. I was given advice from a hiring manager that calling to touch base at this point in the process is more of an annoyance than…See More
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Current Title:
Biological Science Tech
Current Agency or Organization
National Park Service, National Capitol Region, Center for Urban Ecology, Exotic Plant Management Team
What Best Describes Your Role?
Other
Educational Background (Degree, School):
BA Bryn Mawr College, major in biology/ecology, minor in anthropology

MLA Utah State University, specialization in cultural and historic landscape preservation and ecological planning
Topics I Care About
Career, Gov 2.0, HR / Training, Leadership
I work for the government because:
I've always had a passion for public service, a love for our National Parks, and an admiration for the dedication, talent, and culture of the NPS family

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