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Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm done talking about how to follow up after an interview

This is probably one of the most common questions I get: How and when do you follow up after an interview?

I've answered more times than I'd like, and I'm never answering it again.

You can find past writings on it here:

following up after an interview

when to follow up after an interview

calling to follow up after applying for a job

how to follow up after an interview

I intend to never write another word again on it. People will have to use the search feature.


Anonymous said...

I understand why you'd be fed up always having to answer the same question, but the way you word it in your post "never answering it again" and "people will have to use the search feature" makes you come across as overly rigid and closed minded and someone who doesn't want to spend the time on others' questions. I know that's not your intention, just saying there's more polite ways to get your idea across.

Ask a Manager said...

But I don't feel like being polite. Have you read my blog before? I'm not that nice.

Anonymous said...

All right, so I subscribe to your blog because A) I think it's informative, and B) It can be funny. So, when my partner finished an interview this morning, I said I would send an article about thank-you letters and following up after an interview. I was sure I could find what I needed on your blog.

The thing is: I can't. Using the search feature, which I believe is new and better, I found your article on US News looking at "how to follow up well." I guess I was hoping there would be information about acceptable/impressive/winning thank-you letter content. But I can't find anything about what to put in a thank-you letter that goes above or beyond just saying thank you. I guess I know the standards: thanking the interviewer for their time, reiterating interest in the position, clarifying the timeline; but is there anything more? Is there anything extra you've read in a thank-you letter that impressed you and maybe tipped the scales in an interviewee's favor or made you want to give them a second interview?

I know you said you're done talking about this subject, but it couldn't hurt to ask, right?