When you turn in your job application form, try to personally hand it to the manager on duty. He or she may have a few preliminary questions for you, so be prepared to tell the employer why you want the job. Write down the name of the manager on duty or ask who will be making the decision to interview candidates so you can follow up.
After a week goes by, it’s worth stopping by or calling to see whether your employment application has been reviewed. It helps to be persistent, but not pushy. If the hiring manager hasn’t made a decision, he or she will at least know you are genuinely interested in the job. Or you may be told that someone else was hired – which means you can focus your attention on other job opportunities!