RE: follow-up call after job interview?

Subject: RE: follow-up call after job interview?
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 15:27:28 +0100

Keith Cronin asks:
-----Original Message-----
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?

IMO - I think I wouldn't call.

They've interviewed him. They're interested. They're not going to have let
him slip through the net after only a week. If they warned him there was a
thorough background check, this would explain the delay - and IMO, calling
early might be seen as a sign of anxiety.

The only reason I can think of for calling is if your friend gets a whiff of
another job. At this point, he could fairly call and say "Hi, X are calling
me asking for an interview, so I just thought I'd call and check how your
process was going: I really want the job YOU'RE offering, but I haven't
heard from you since...."

Of course, this is after a week. If he hasn't heard after 3 full weeks, he
could call and ask if there was a hold-up. But a week is too soon.

Just my tuppence ha'pennorth.

>The Simpsons' reaction to the recent Slave Labor thread:


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"They are prisoners of their own dreams and illusions, as we were 30 years
ago. If the issue is between our and their illusions, we will never resolve
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