follow-up call after job interview?

Subject: follow-up call after job interview?
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 08:08:53 -0600

Opinions wanted:

I'm trying to help a buddy of mine get a job. We worked together at a
previous job, and I brought him into my current company, but he didn't
survive the multiple layoffs we've had. So I'd really like to help place
him. I admit to feeling some guilt over snatching him from another
position only to have his new job dissolve half a year later. :(

I found a good position that he hadn't noticed in his search, and he
submitted for it, did a phone interview, and then was called in for a
series of face-to-face interviews, which he said went well.

Now a week has gone by with no word. I've been advising him throughout
this campaign, but here I'm torn. Should he call them, to "check in," or
would that be an annoyance? He was told there would be a thorough
background check for security reasons, which might slow down the decision
making process. With this forewarning, perhaps a follow-up call might seem
pushy. Or is it just a good way for him to show his enthusiasm?

This guy interviews well, has great people skills, and is a "fit" for the
job requirements. So I'd hate to see this one slip through his fingers.
Seems to me we've discussed this before, but I was unable to find this
topic covered during my search of the Archives.

Thanks in advance for your input!

-Keith Cronin

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