Re: follow-up call after job interview?

Subject: Re: follow-up call after job interview?
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 10:20:14 -0400

kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com wrote:

>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?

I'd vote for a follow-up note (thanks for the opportunity to discuss the position yada yada; I understand your background checks take some time yada yada)--by email--to show continued interest and enthusiasm, rather than a phone call. Back when I actually had a position to fill, it took a few weeks to sift through qualified candidates. A couple of people called, and I explained that they were still being considered along with others. I guess it was mildly annoying, although not enough to eliminate them from consideration. Mostly, they came across as anxious and insecure. I think a well written note can conceal any such anxiety that the voice might reveal--even for someone who has good interviewing skills and a lot of self-confidence.


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