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Should Job Seekers Follow Up After An Interview?

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
 

Clients often ask us if they should follow up after an interview.  There can be a lot of doubt and confusion about whether following up is a proper job search strategy.  But the answer is:

YES!

The majority of candidates will never follow up after an interview.  I would say that for every ten people I’ve interviewed, only one has followed up after the interview.  Job seekers as a whole underestimate the effectiveness and benefits of proper post-interview follow-up.

WHY SHOULD I FOLLOW UP?

It makes a great impression!  When you follow up after the interview you remind the hiring manager of who you are and of your interest in the position.  It’s always the polite thing to do.  By following up with the hiring manager, you show that you are detail-oriented, have proper business etiquette and respect, and that you demonstrate your gratitude.  These are three traits any business would be thrilled about having in an employee.

The next time you have an interview, don’t forget to follow up with the hiring manager or hiring committee.  It’s a great way to show them your interest and make a great first impression.

Author: Jessica has a true passion for the job seeker, evidenced by her desire to share everything she can with everyone she can about resume writing and interviewing.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.
 

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Applying for a job requires considerable time and effort, and job seekers would do well to undertake some research on whether the job suits their job expectations and concentrate their energies only on such jobs that match their requirements.Possible reasons for changing jobs include lack of growth prospects in present job, ethical issues with present role, dissatisfaction with work conditions, problems with boss or colleagues, inability to make a work-life balance or any other reason. Unless the job seeker is clear on the job expectations, chances are that the same problems will continue to torment the job seeker in the new job as well.

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