Always follow up.☝🏼 Send a nice follow up email in about a week to let them know you are still very interested in the position. Share why you are attracted to the the job and why you think you are the best candidate for the job. If you don't hear back, wait a week and send one more follow up.
If you don't hear back after all your efforts, remember these are small business owners and not HR professionals. They are juggling a lot of tasks and may not make the time to respond to every applicant.
One business owner had this to share, "As a business owner, I appreciate the tenacity of the person following up. My advice would be to continue that practice, while learning to let it go after a period of time. In my business, it is part of the process. Applying for a job is sales. You make your pitch, follow up, then move on to the next. It has never been my intention to ghost anyone. However, the very fact I came to HireMyMom to get help indicates my own inability to tend to every detail. At least from my side, it's less about being rude than simply scattered and trying to keep too many plates spinning. Please don't take it personally."
Keep applying and keep putting your best efforts out there! The more you apply, the sooner you are likely to get hired!
We're rooting for you!🙌🏼