Job Interviews -- How to Follow Up Effectively

Written by Mary Brent

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Never sound passive or disinterested when following up. Don't say, "I'm calling to see if you have made a decision" Project a proactive stance by asking something like "I'd like to let you know I'm very interested inrepparttar position. Is there anything I can do to help you with your decision?"

After a while, step back and see ifrepparttar 147772 follow up is going on torepparttar 147773 point of absurdity. If you've followed up for months with no results, it may be time to cut loose and move on to other opportunities.

Consider sending a polite but firm fax saying that you'll need to have an answer either way so that you can pursue other opportunities. And that you'd appreciate an email or phone call to let you know where it stands.

If you have been rejected, make a conscious attempt to not take it personally. Hiring someone for a job involves many variables and you can't control all of them. Instead, consider doing this.

If you've developed a good rapport with an interviewer, call and ask if he or she would be willing to sharerepparttar 147774 reasons why you were not selected.

They won't always tell you. But sometimes, they are willing to give yourepparttar 147775 real reasons. And that can be valuable feedback for you in your job search. Learn from them and move on.

Mary Brent is an expert on job interviews and careers. Her numerous articles offer valuable interview tips, answers to common questionsand more.

Job Interviews -- The Real Reasons Why You Need to Follow Up

Written by Mary Brent

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Apart from that, your phone calls and letters are an opportunity to reaffirm your strengths and even assuage some ofrepparttar interviewer's concerns.

You are likely to be in a position to do this well, because atrepparttar 147771 interview, you learnt something of what they're looking for. You haverepparttar 147772 information to make your follow up more effective.

Some employers want to see who follows. This is often true of jobs in sales. If you don't follow-up, what does it say of your aggression and persistence? Why should they give yourepparttar 147773 job?

Finally, you get a much greater sense of control if you follow-up rather than wait passively for a phone call. A feeling of control is just what you need to help you deal withrepparttar 147774 stress of hunting for a job. And this is true irrespective of whether you getrepparttar 147775 job nor not.

Post-interview follow up is a great way to get better results from your job search. Make sure that effective follow up is part of your job hunt arsenal.

Mary Brent is an expert on job interviews and careers. Her numerous articles offer valuable tips for interviews, ways to write effective thank you notes and more.

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