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

Subject: RE: Post-interview: "We'll call you"
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:26:26 -0600

On Thursday, June 11, 2009, Leonard C. Porrello wrote:

> Why's that? Do you suppose other hiring managers feel the same way? Is
> there another, preferable, way to stay in touch?

One email or phone call two weeks after the interview is fine. A thank-you note after the
interview is lovely. An email or phone call a week, every week, for 10 weeks would quickly
become an annoyance (multiply that by four, or however many you interviewed, plus calls or
emails from a few of the 50 resumes you got, plus inquiries from co-workers who want to
know how their friend/cousin/brother stacks up, plus inquiries from co-workers or managers
who wonder where you are in the hiring process...). Oh, and I should probably get a little work
done, too?!

If you made an impression at the interview, you are not going to be "forgotten". Managers are
all about getting the best person for the job, and if you are "it" they will be pursuing you.

But, hey. That's just me. I'm sure there are others out there who would *love* to get 50 status
inquiries a week from various sources :)

2 cents,

Dana W.




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References:
Post-interview: "We'll call you": From: Chris Morton
Re: Post-interview: "We'll call you": From: Dana Worley
RE: Post-interview: "We'll call you": From: Leonard C. Porrello

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