The Importance of Follow-up Communication
Employers—in any kind of labor market—are not going to be banging down your door looking for you. You need to follow-up on your contact with employers—either by phone or by mail, depending on the circumstances. Be sure to follow-up on ALL resumes that you send to employers. This will separate you from the competition and help you glean more information about the hiring process.
If the job posting does not have a contact number, don't stop there. Look up the company on the web and use the contact information provided. When you call, ask to speak to the person in charge of the particular job opening. You will most likely be directed to Human Resources, but don't stop there. Ask Questions. Find out who you would report to and contact them via phone (preferably) or email.