I've never had a job before. As such, I am very new to the process of applying for a job. While I have done online applications and resumes in the past, my first "serious" attempt has been recently. I made my resume more professional looking and created my first ever cover letter. I got it checked out by a professional to make sure I did things correctly.
As such, when applying for a on-campus student job, I wanted to make sure that I followed every procedure correctly. I missed two major hints that the HR department would not wanted to be contacted by phone: they only listed an e-mail instead of a phone # in the job description, and on the main website for the department I'm applying for they say "e-mail contact is preferred". I would have said I would follow-up by "e-mail" instead of "phone" since I am socially awkward, but I was so engrossed in writing the cover letter that I didn't really think it through.
They put a big emphasis on being able to "follow simple directions". Getting a student job is very competitive and I don't want to eliminate myself before I even got my foot in the door. Since it is nearing the Christmas holidays, and because I said I'd follow them up on this week, I should call them sooner or later.
Did I screw up? What should I do?