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My own situation here is a little specific of course, but I'll try and ask this to where it can be generalized for the benefit of others. I didn't see a question quite like this, but let me know if I missed one. :)
I've applied to work for a very small company online using their ticketing system (where they request job applications go). They're totally remote, no physical location or phone number to call. This is the only way to apply to work with them.
I sent my application in a little over a year ago, got the usual copy-paste response that they're small and don't hire often, but that they'll keep my application for review for when a position opens. Since I used their ticketing system and kept their first response, I can reply to it to update my ticket. A month or two after my initial application, I replied to it to add some additional documentation to the application (which, of course, resulted in the same response as before).
So it's been nearly a year since that update to my application with them. Since then, several things have changed. I have a lot of new experiences and did a couple projects that would be beneficial to add to my application. Plus, a reference I used in my application parted ways with my current workplace in a...negative manner. I'd love to work with this new company, so I was getting antsy to update my application with these new things (ESPECIALLY to replace the bad reference).
But my question is, is this just going to pester the folks behind the company's ticketing system and make me seem like an annoyance? In the past when I was physically attending businesses to apply to work with them, I was discouraged from going back to the business and checking up with them repeatedly because it could make me seem pushy.
So, in short, is it frowned upon to keep updating a company with new experiences or projects you've added to your resume? If not, how much time is "enough time" to wait before you send updates? How do you do this without annoying the company?
I have work and am still finishing up college - I don't "need" a job with this company. But I really, really want it, and I want to show that I really want it without seeming "pushy." I want to be able to show my continuing interest, even though a year has passed and a position hasn't opened up yet.