03-20-2012 12:09 PM
I went to interview and the company seemed interested in my skills. When would be a good time to call back and follow up. What do you think about followup emails after an interview. Are they a good idea? If so how long before I should them. Should I send them before a followup call to see if the position has been filled or before i make a follow up call to see if the position has been filled.
03-20-2012 04:26 PM
Hello again, Jose. It's good to hear you are still getting inteviews!
You can send a follow-up email even later the same day or the next day, but just to thank them and let them know that you found it good too, and hope to hear good news from them. It's too soon to really *ask* about it.
If there was a recruiter involved, it's probably best only to talk to the recruiter, not the employer.
These days, I would guess you should wait a week before calling or sending an email to actually ask about status. And if you have to wait a week, it's already bad news.
Hope that helps.
03-21-2012 11:44 AM - edited 03-21-2012 11:45 AM
First, always ask about the next step in the hiring process at the conclusion of an interview and send a thank you note to everyone you meet. It makes you seem interested in the job and allows you to gauge the hiring manager's interest and urgency to fill the position. Then, follow-up every three to five business days with the manager and the recruiter, while raising the value of your stock, by providing additional documentation about your qualifications or a link to an relevant article. Alternate between e-mail and phone because hiring is about relationships and the manager having confidence in your skills and ability to mesh with the team. Following up increases your chances of landing the job by at least 20 percent and really helps "average Joes" separate themselves from the pack.
03-21-2012 02:28 PM
Send a thank you note immediately--within 24 hours. If you had a great conversation with the IT manager and he was encouraging, it's probably best to follow-up by telephone. A conversation gives you the chance to nurture the relationship and extend the interview. If the manager seemed unenthusiastic and questioned your qualifications, it's probably best to follow-up via e-mail, so you can provide more information to allay his concerns. Then wait a few days and give him a call. That way you can ask if the information you provided was helpful and if he has any additional questions.
06-03-2012 08:42 PM