Re: Post-interview: "We'll call you"

Subject: Re: Post-interview: "We'll call you"
From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:30:50 -0500

A source I respect, Mark Horstman of Manager Tools
(, recommends alternating phone and email
messages once a week for *10* weeks following an interview. (That is,
phone one week, email the next, etc.) Reiterate appreciation for the
interview and interest in the position each time. Always be polite and
professional, with no hint of reproach for their delay. You never know
what forces may affect a company's decision process (or their offer to
another candidate falling through).

But meanwhile, by all means, get on with the job search. Horstman also
says: Until you got something, you got nothing.

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Gene Kim-Eng<techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> 1. Send thank-you notes to interviewers.
> 2. Write memo to self to make some follow-up phone calls to primary
> interviewer in a week or two.
> 3. Get on with life and job search.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
>>A person I know has a great opp'y at a monthly magazine. She passed the
>> initial written audition, then was flown to their HQ, had dinner with
>> them,
>> then was interviewed all day. The candidate believed she did well
>> through
>> the entire process but at the conclusion they told her, "We have
>> several
>> other candidates we want to meet with. We'll let you know in a few
>> weeks."
>> What's your assessment? If you were the candidate, what steps would
>> you take
>> now (if any)?

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