Following up just seems so awkward to me to begin with. It's basically saying, you haven't called me for the job yet and why not? In my experience following up just gives you typical boiler plate "we are reviewing the resumes and will contact you if there is a match" answer. So what do you guys think? I was specifically asking in reference to a job I applied for at Chanel (corporate). It was a job posting online. Should I call and just ask for HR? What should I say if I get ahold of them?