This is my first post on this site and I am excited to see some other topics within the forums, but first I have a question.
Recently I sent in an online application for the USCG. I waited several weeks for a reply and never got one. I called the Philadelphia office near me to ask about it and they told me that my application was sent into the Baltimore office. They recommended that I fill out a paper application and send it into them. I filled out the forms, mailed them and waited for three weeks for a call, as instructed.
I never got a call... So I called them back and asked if my application had made it. They told me that it had but that the address I have listed was outside their area and that they had forwarded it to the Baltimore office. (the reason I sent it in to Philly is because even though my listed residence is in southern Delaware, I live and go to school near their office)
They recommended that I call the Baltimore office. I did, and was told the application had not been received. The Baltimore office recommended that I send in an entirely new application to them. It has been a week since I spoke with the Baltimore office. I never sent in another application in the hopes that my original would make it. I am questioning my decision.
I am getting frustrated with this process and I don't know what I should do. Should I call now that it has been a week and see if my original ( paper ) application has made it? Should I call and ask the office about my original paperless application from a month hand a half ago? Or should I send in a new application? Should I wait? Should I give up and move on??
Above all else I want to maximize my chances of them taking me. I don't want to harass the recruiters and leave a bad taste in their mouths for me, but I also want to make sure I make it through the process. It is unnerving and a hassle to not know what to plan for in my future.
Any advice is welcome, thanks.