Superwoman’s Networking Handbook: Follow Up

Ms. Career Girl

This post is all about effective follow up and relationship building. &# Relationship building&# sounds blase, but that’s what you’re trying to do so I’m not going to waste time trying to camouflage it. I’m a huge proponent of making that follow up effort within 24-48 hours. When fear of appearing “too eager&# creeps up on you and you begin to procrastinate, just stop it.

Why Is It Getting So Hard To Follow Up?

Tim's Strategy

Stressed about follow up? But what can you do to improve the follow up around you? By saying no to everything until you catch up. Assuming they have the time, inclination and organizational ability to follow up. IOU’s are piling up.

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CEO’s son drives like a madman while I’m in the car, director follows up on emails in person, and more

Ask A Manager

He pulls up in a rented Camaro, and we do our visits of the stores in the city. My director keeps following up in person about emails she just sent me. I have a director who will send me an email and then soon after show up at my desk about the same thing. Jane, I’ve noticed you’ll sometimes come over in person to follow up on an email after sending it. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. CEO’s son drives like a madman while I’m in the car.

So it MAY be still worth going to university after all! (The follow-up blog)

Mildred Talabi

More than ever the furnishing that comes with a university education will need topping up – but the discipline will stand you in good stead.”. More than ever the furnishing that comes with a university education will need topping up – but the discipline will stand you in good stead.”

Hurricane Sandy: Business and Job Search Follow-Ups

The Undercover Recruiter

Many job seekers, recruiters and business contacts I know are still without power, or if the power’s back on, they’re probably inundated with follow-ups and hundreds of emails and phone messages. Hurricane Sandy: Business and Job Search Follow-Ups.

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What Does Fast Track Hiring Mean For Candidates?

Career Realism

In about ten days, she had a video interview, a phone interview, and two in-person interviews – in about seven days, followed by two more phone interviews including some negotiation on salary – and an offer. About the only thing possible is to immediately send a follow-up e-mail when possible.

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10 Tips For People Who Hate Networking

Career Realism

The reason so many of us hate networking – and profess to stink at it – is because we’ve been futilely following the wrong rules. This new and improved definition of networking means being true to you; capitalizing on your strengths, and tossing aside ‘rules’ that don’t match your temperament.

The Poor Man's Guide to Employee Engagement.

HR Capitalist

My definition of employee engagement: Discretionary effort that you don't have to threaten someone to get. . Having managers that can have a two-way conversation is a good follow up to that. Threatening or even asking means the resulting effort is not discretionary - funny how that works. Lots of things go into creating an environment that draws discretionary effort. Hiring the right people is a start.

10 Tips For People Who Hate Networking

Career Realism

The reason so many of us hate networking – and profess to stink at it – is because we’ve been futilely following the wrong rules. This new and improved definition of networking means being true to you; capitalizing on your strengths, and tossing aside ‘rules’ that don’t match your temperament.

Email Or Phone Call? Which Is Appropriate And When?

Career Realism

Phone calls are definitely a personalized way of showing your interest in a position, but at times, a phone call may be too forward. A typical job offer can take anywhere from a few days up to a few weeks. The “thank you” following the interview is very important.

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How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

When I’m creating online profiles for clients, I use pieces of both their resumes and bios, mixing it up a bit to distinguish profiles from each other, and provide a little additional info in each. Definitely write about your community involvement and any volunteering activities.

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The Poor Man's Guide to Employee Engagement.

HR Capitalist

Still love this definition of engagement. My definition of employee engagement: Discretionary effort that you don''t have to threaten someone to get. . Having managers that can have a two-way conversation is a good follow up to that. Capitalist Note - Day got away from me with other stuff, including working on a Fistful of Talent webinar on engagement that will drop later this week and go live late in February.

#1 Secret To Getting A Job Interview

Career Realism

You followed all the advice to make your resume shine. Its likely the gatekeeper (an administrative assistant or secretary) will open up about who is handling the hiring process and who has influence within the organization. Youve found it! The perfect job.

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How I Accidentally Became One Of The Top 1% Viewed LinkedIn Profiles

Career Realism

Second, as you may have guessed from above, being in my field for over 30-years makes me 1) a subject matter expert 2) a middle-aged person who didn’t grow up with the Internet and social media. How I Accidentally Became One Of The Top 1% Viewed LinkedIn Profiles. Work It Daily.

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How To Answer 3 Interview Questions About Your Personality

Career Realism

Just be aware—a natural follow-up question to this is, “Can you give me an example of how you embody that quality at work?” Even if you have definite preferences about working with others, it’s probably not a good idea to say so.

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5 Hiring Process Myths You Need To Know

Career Realism

Hiring Process Myths Here are five myths you should know about: Myth #1: All Job Openings Are Posted On Job Boards This is definitely not true! Many times, job seekers forget or avoid following up with an employer after applying for an opening.

Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers With These Tips

Career Realism

It doesn’t stop when you receive a call back, it definitely doesn’t stop during the first face-to-face interview, and each and every following interaction is an opportunity to demonstrate value and gain leverage. Got a 15-minute phone call coming up?

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Should You ‘Ask’ For The Job?

Career Realism

And that’s definitely appropriate. And it doesn’t address compensation and benefits that should definitely be included before “asking for the job.”. And he or she follows up with additional expressions of their interest and evidence of their qualifications in a letter or e-mail.

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should I send a post-interview thank-you if I’m not sure how enthusiastic I am about the job?

Ask A Manager

I’d be interested in learning more if selected for future interviews, but am definitely proceeding with a certain amount of caution. I usually take to heart your advice that the note is a great time to follow up and reinforce interest and qualifications for the position. I ended up sending no follow up, which also seems like the wrong decision. A reader writes: I recently had a phone interview that left me conflicted.

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How to answer the “what is your greatest weakness?” interview question

Blue Sky Resumes

’ question is one we all dread – right up there with ‘so tell me about yourself.’ They’ll say things like “I guess sometimes I care too much about doing a great job” or “I definitely work too hard.”. The ‘what is your greatest weakness?’

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How To Answer 3 Interview Questions About Your Personality

Career Realism

Just be aware—a natural follow-up question to this is, “Can you give me an example of how you embody that quality at work?” Even if you have definite preferences about working with others, it’s probably not a good idea to say so.

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Why Your Past Experience Isn’t Going To Get You A Job

Career Realism

This is then followed by a litany of your jobs, dates, titles, and job duties. I recently reviewed a resume with only short statements for each position, including mostly examples like the following: Performed upgrades to… Installed…. It sparks curiosity and follow-up questions.

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Hostile Work Environment: 5 Steps for Dealing With Difficult People

Career Realism

Hostile Work Environment ” is one of those terms you hear, but it may or may not be true to the legal definition. That’s right, when it comes to this term; we have laws about hostile work environments and with the law comes a legal definition.

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Beating The Career Fair Game

Career Realism

However, there are definitely benefits. During one of the career fairs I attended as a student, I ended up talking to someone about an ad campaign his company had worked on. How To Screw Up At A Career Fair.

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how to explain to interviewers why I quit my job without another one lined up

Ask A Manager

I typically say that it didn’t align with my career goals, but interviewers have been following up with questions like “Well, why didn’t you stay in your position until you found another job?” Yeah, this is the problem with quitting with nothing else lined up : because it’s relatively unusual to do, it makes employers think there’s a story there, and it worries them. but it’s definitely A Thing that comes up in interviewing if you do it.

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Spring Cleaning For Your Job Search: Part 1

Career Realism

Wait for a response that might never come – and maybe after a week or so follow up. Follow up on the same day with that thank you e-mail and that additional information about your accomplishments. I have a definite skill with hammer and nails.

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Didn’t Land The Internship? 4 Steps To Take NOW

Career Realism

Follow up with the hiring manager. There’s a reason why you didn’t get the job – and the only way to understand what you’re missing is to follow up with the hiring manager. While these alternatives may not match your definition of an internship, they can be just as beneficial to your professional development. It’s a bleak reality, but the fact of the matter is that not every young professional is going to nab the internship of their choice.

When Do Companies Require Drug Tests?

Ms. Career Girl

The employer must make sure to have consistent definitions of what behavior justifies drug and alcohol testing even early on in the employment. There are also other tests used by employers such as the follow up testing or the post-rehabilitation testing.

To Connect or Not to Connect on LinkedIn

The Undercover Recruiter

Following up an interview/meeting. When your interview or meeting is over, follow-up is important. In addition to a follow-up phone call or email, you might be inclined to connect through LinkedIn.

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The Hitchhikers Guide to Job Search

Career Alley

Who have you called, who do you need to follow-up with, what jobs have you applied for and a thousand other things to organized. Keeping track is key to a successful search: Quintcareers.com has a free follow-up log – Sample Job Lead Follow-up Log and their article “ Follow Up All Job Leads: Don’t Wait by the Phone (or Computer) ” is definitely worth a read.

How To Job Search While You’re Still Employed

Career Realism

The worst case scenario is that they might start looking for a replacement, and you definitely don’t want that to happen, especially if you haven’t secured other employment. If you have any vacation time saved up, you could always take some of that time off for your job search as well.

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How I Accidentally Became One The Top 1% Viewed LinkedIn Profiles

Career Realism

Second, as you may have guessed from above, being in my field for over 30-years makes me 1) a subject matter expert 2) a middle-aged person who didn’t grow up with the Internet and social media.

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How To Handle A Hostile Work Environment

Career Realism

Hostile Work Environment ” is one of those terms you hear, but it may or may not be true to the legal definition. That’s right, when it comes to this term; we have laws about hostile work environments and with the law comes a legal definition.

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4 Things You Need To Know Before A Job Hunt

Career Realism

In the following paragraphs, we will look at a few tips that you need to know as you begin your job hunt. I’m not advocating wearing a suit and tie to every interview, but there are definitely times where that is the appropriate way to go. Beef up the resume.

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update: what kind of severance package should I try to negotiate?

Ask A Manager

It gets better though, as they never responded to her follow-up inquiries to tell her they were pulling the offer. I agreed to stay a few days to help tie up some loose ends. Talk about deja vu, there was definitely a pattern. From my current experience (I am on week 3), if you can financially afford to take some time to regroup then definitely do it. I feel like I hadn’t had time to breathe, it’s definitely been a blessing in disguise.

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6 Ways to Network with College Alumni

Blogging4jobs

Follow your school’s process. You definitely want to meet with alums that have agreed to participate in an informational interview with students or other alums! Follow-up with the alum. The worst thing you can do is to forget to follow up.

Superwoman’s Networking Handbook: Elevate your Elevator Speech

Ms. Career Girl

I’m not addressing follow up yet but I do promise that will be next. I was definitely stomping around Donna Karan’s Urban Zen center in my extremely-nervous-afraid-to-introduce-myself shoes (size 7 1/2) around those ladies. HELLO AGAIN, my networking apprentices.

How To Make Friends With Ambitious People

Career Realism

It doesn’t have to be definitive; it’s just a guide for your mind. The way to do that is to join a local community that meets up once or twice every month. This habit will make sure you don’t lose touch with your existing friends, and follow up with the new people you meet, soon enough.

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4 Steps For Taking Your Networking To The Next Level

Career Realism

While I don’t recommend giving up on job boards altogether, I definitely feel networking is the best way to use your time wisely during your job search. The following steps will without doubt get you on your way to be a networking expert.

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PROVEN: 5 Ways To Land An Interview With Limited Experience

Career Realism

Your chances of landing an interview, however, will most definitely increase if you’ve done an internship or two within this field. Although this seems risky and you might come across as being overly ambitious, you will most definitely create curiosity.

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