How to Follow Up After an Interview

Career Solvers

But you’re still waiting for a response and you are starting to get quite anxious. How long should you wait before following up on an interview, and when you do follow up, what should you say? How can you follow up strategically and intelligently? If you ask this question during the interview, you are more likely to have some sort of benchmark to go by for follow-up, and the waiting game becomes more manageable.

The Most Effective Way to Follow Up After An Interview

Career Rocketeer

It is, simply, the single most effective way to follow up after an interview. Since you’ve made it this far, I am quite confident that you know to follow up with a thank you note after the interview. One interviewee heard that one of the first problems that a small business wanted him to solve was to set up an email list and start a newsletter, but the owner was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. You’ve made it through the interview!


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a follow-up on the boss dumping pee in the sink … with Ask a Clean Person

Ask a Manager

She quite rightly said that this is in no way acceptable workplace behavior! With that said, technically speaking, yes you can clean those dishes — after all, we put plenty of bacteria-ridden items on plates, things like raw chicken or pork that can make us quite sick! After Monday’s letter about the boss who pees in a cup and dumps it in the kitchen sink , I asked the brilliant Jolie Kerr of Ask a Clean Person to weigh in.

2019 37

did I send too many follow-up emails, I’m worried about working with a childhood friend, and more

Ask a Manager

Did I annoy this employer with too many follow-up emails? A week and a half later, I sent a follow-up email, saying that I understood that the application deadline was still a week away but that I wanted to restate my interest in the position. I know that most job applications end in rejection, but I was a little surprised that I wasn’t interviewed, as the qualifications for the position were quite strange and eclectic and I had all of them.

2019 30

How to Write the Perfect Thank You Note After a Job Interview

The Undercover Recruiter

Even if you’ve absolutely nailed your job interview, you could rule yourself out of the running if you fail to follow up with your interviewer afterwards. Sometimes making a great impression in the interview itself doesn’t quite cut it and though you may have done a good job of providing them with all the answers. Interview Tips Job Search Email follow-up Job Interview job search thank you note

2015 88

how do I follow up with people who are bad at responding to work emails?

Ask a Manager

But what is the best way of following up with these types of people who are not great at responding promptly (if at all)? She told me to email her and she or her assistant would follow up. I emailed, and now it’s a week later and I’m at the point I need to follow up with her. Some people who get behind on messages will be grateful and apologetic when you politely follow up.

2018 26

managing someone my fiance had a conflict with, following up on a promised salary review, and more

Ask A Manager

This morning, HR called me to set up an interview and the position would be directly overseeing the coworker who he had the problem with, and I would be interviewing with his previous manager. Otherwise you risk ending up in a situation where (a) your new manager feels that you were deliberately deceptive with her and (b) your ability to manage one of your employees is compromised. But I knew I couldn’t quit before I found something else.

my boss hardly reads emails and says it’s my job to follow up with her when something’s important

Ask a Manager

Recently she chewed out a coworker and told him that it was his fault that something never got done, because even though he emailed her exactly what he should have, she never read it, and he never followed up with her. This month, she didn’t do said transfer, and this was my fault — because I didn’t follow up. You should print them out and have a follow-up folder.

2019 22

how can I follow up without being annoying, people ask “who’s in here?” when I’m in a bathroom stall, and more

Ask a Manager

How can I be less annoying when I have to follow up with people? Do you have any suggestions for less annoying follow-up? Quite a few people around the office know about it, as I also need to take time off every couple months for treatment and I sometimes mention it in passing. I have already set up reasonable accommodations involving these restroom trips with HR, so no worries there. Quite frankly, suits look terrible on me.

2019 29

How to Quit a Job – The Ultimate Guide to Leaving a Company Gracefully


You are now reading the most comprehensive guide on the planet on How to Quit a Job. If you find this resource on quitting a job useful, please share it and tell a friend! How to Quit a Job: INTRO. A graceful exit sets you up for your next job, therefore making it the first true step of the job search. Exiting a job conjures up different emotions for different people. It also allows you to follow up after the meeting. CLEANING UP AND CLEARING OUT.

2018 165

The Day I Quit My Job to Pursue My Passion: 6 Tips on When to Resign

Personal Excellence Blog

The challenges I have faced in the course of work have undoubtedly made me a stronger and better person and have definitely better prepared me for what is up ahead. I handed this to my boss in Jul 2008 and quit on Sep 30, 2008. Informing my boss about my resignation was an emotional one, with me bursting into tears and her tearing up (in a private meeting room of course). Are You Thinking of Quitting Your Job? Perhaps you’ve been contemplating quitting.

2015 85

Ego Surfing and Your Online Presence Part 1

Career Tips Blog

Subscribe via Email Home Bio Contact My latest tweet - Click to follow sons first drum lesson was cool! Ego Surfing and Your Online Presence Part 1 To ego surf means to search the internet for your own name to see what information comes up. Begin the search at then follow up with a search at One is that nothing comes up about you and the other is that negative info comes up. Career Tips Blog Short and Sweet to Help You Compete!

2008 40

how to use a foot in the door, quitting a job you like, and more

Ask A Manager

” Personally, I think that the management has been pretty reasonable about most things up to this point and just might not know that this is an issue–but then, I’m also pretty new around here. How to quit a job you like. I have only quit jobs when I was unhappy, and in those cases you suggested resigning by saying something like: “I want to let you know that after four years with Chocolate Teapots Inc., ” But how do you quit when you like your job?

2013 58

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.

2015 30

my boss won’t let me quit, treating people like adults while enforcing high standards, and more

Ask a Manager

Yesterday was my last day — but my boss won’t let me quit. That and a few other things are what made me quit. I finished up projects and did everything they asked of me while remaining professional and providing a smooth exit. One of my employees is totally taking advantage of this by saying he’s running behind and showing up two hours later. Once he showed up 45 minutes late and still took an hour and a half lunch. It’s five answers to five questions.

2017 30

should HR reveal an employee is planning to quit, boss lets us leave early but it’s a secret, and more

Ask a Manager

Now, it would have been ideal for the new job to give him a heads-up about that form, especially considering their specific instruction not to give notice yet! The new company screwed up here, not your current company. There is some stuff they should keep confidential, like private medical info in many cases, but not so much with something like this — where a form indicating someone is on their way out shows up out of the blue. You’re not asking her to give up gum entirely.

2018 31

I want to accept the offer I just turned down, manager won’t let me quit, and more

Ask a Manager

As soon as I hit send, I immediately regretted passing up this great opportunity. I sent the second email after the close of business on Thursday, so on Friday morning I called to follow up with HR. She stated that she was following up with the department to see if they had already reached out to other candidates and that she would let me know ASAP. My boss doesn’t want to let me quit. You don’t need permission to quit.

2015 29

Help! When’s the Right Time to Leave a Job?


My business life right now during the holidays consists mostly of hoodie sweatshirts and house slippers so I’m up for the challenge, and hopefully so are you. Of course I informed my boss of my request, she said she would follow up on it. I’m up to my eyeballs in work…and no one seems to give a rip. Or maybe even still should this person just suck it up and be thankful they have a job?

2011 94

how to quit a brand-new job, married coworker is being inappropriate with me, and more

Ask a Manager

How to quit a job I just started. I’d be glad to stay for a few more days to wrap things up if you like, but I also understand if it makes more sense on your end for me to leave immediately.”. You might have more up-to-date info on that than I do though.” (And He’s not blatantly flirting anymore, but still smiles at me, stopped by my office once, and tends to pop up when I’m in the hall. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 20

TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? | Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog

Jennifer Anthony

missdisplaced says: February 11, 2010 at 11:51 Jennifer, Wow, you know I’ve been suspicious about The Ladders for quite some time. Someone from the company did follow up asking me why I cancelled and I just told them I didn’t think they really had listings for my line of work (creative services, graphic design, art director, etc.).

2010 100

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. But as a result, when I wanted to quit my job and work for myself, people actually wanted to hire me. I wanted to quit my job and work for myself for a lot of reasons. I was able to quit my job and work for myself for this reason: savings. Go set one up.

interviewers didn’t leave me any time to ask my own questions, my boss wants to sue me for quitting, and more

Ask a Manager

To put them in my follow-up/thank you email? Is now a good time to do that, or would it make sense to set up a separate call?”. My boss is threatening to sue me for quitting. I quit my job without giving prior notice because I tried quitting before but the boss doesn’t accept it. So emailed my resignation, gave an update on ongoing projects, locked up the place and gave the keys to our neighbor. It’s five answers to five questions.

2017 22

Cover Letter Basics and the Biggest Mistake to Avoid

Professional Resume Services

The fact is that quite often it is the cover letter that the convinces the reader to even bother looking at your resume. The worst part is that people quite often make the biggest mistake in cover letter writing almost immediately. The body of the cover letter follows, and generally there need to be three short paragraphs. In the third paragraph, thank them for their consideration and let the person know how you will follow up within the next week.

How to Be a Successful and Persuasive Communicator While Working Remotely

Ms. Career Girl

There’s nothing quite like the energy and connection that a face-to-face interaction can create, but we have to try to work with what we’ve got. Would you do a face-to-face meeting and not follow up? You would always follow up with your decision maker and you need to continue that with a remote connection.

2020 148

6 Things Those Who Get the Job Do During the Interview

Career Alley

But how many of us actually follow all the common sense rules? Having a successful job interview is much more than simply dressing nice, sitting up straight and showing a good résumé. Follow these tips, and it’s possible you can even beat out candidates who might have been better suited for the position, but just didn’t do as well during the interview process. Follow Up. The follow up is an integral part of the interview process.

2013 239

The Best Job Search Spreadsheet Ever

The Corporate Con/noisseur

In addition, keeping a job search spreadsheet will help you to keep track of the number of open job roles you’ve applied to and ensure that appropriate follow-ups are completed. A job search spreadsheet, quite simply, is a spreadsheet that keeps track of the job roles you’ve applied to. In addition, a job search spreadsheet will allow you to conduct appropriate follow-ups with the recruiter or hiring manager, particularly after you complete an interview.

2020 40

Interview Lessons from Mariah Carey

Career Solvers

If you get a question you are not quite sure how to answer, you can ask for clarification or say, “That is a great question; let me think about it for a moment.” Perhaps she was embarrassed and said certain things to cover up that embarrassment. You can follow up by showcasing something that is similar to the competency you are asked about or give an example of a time when you didn’t have experience in something, but were able to learn that skill quickly.

2017 40

5 Small Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

Perhaps you can’t quite figure out why you aren’t getting calls for interviews or any responses to the resumes you have been sending to companies. Use your first and last name (or some combination of it) when setting this up – it’s just one more time that the company sees your name during the hiring process. You aren’t organized or haven’t followed-up. Did you know that the key to success in so many areas of life is simply following-up?

2018 141

6 Things Those Who Get the Job Do During the Interview

Career Alley

But how many of us actually follow all the common sense rules? Having a successful job interview is much more than simply dressing nice, sitting up straight and showing a good résumé. Follow these tips, and it’s possible you can even beat out candidates who might have been better suited for the position, but just didn’t do as well during the interview process. Follow Up. The follow up is an integral part of the interview process.

2013 221

Is Summer the Best Time for Your Executive Job Hunt?

Professional Resume Services

The dog days of summer are here again, but for many, it’s not quite time to relax. Once you’ve finished writing an effective resume, you still have to get out there and submit your resume, travel to job interviews and follow up with job leads. Summer is a great time for executive resume writing. If you’re looking for a new job, you may be wondering if summer is a good time to begin your job search.

2015 186

Not Getting Any Feedback at Work? Here’s How to Seek it Out

Ms. Career Girl

If you are that kind of girl, you are probably also the kind of girl who will quit without having the situation resolved. Gallup reported this week that voluntary turnover (read: employees who quit) can cost U.S. It’s Up To You. Whether or not you end up with a great manager or leader who values your satisfaction and well-being is outside your control. Are you the kind of girl who gives 110% to a work project?

2019 178

My Manager Hasn't Acknowledged My Resignation Letter

Careers Done Write

This is my first job and first time to resign so I am not quite sure this is normal. In that case, you would call and follow up by email. Dear Deb, I sent my resignation notice to my manager by email five days ago and he never replied. I know he is in his email constantly, as it is a critical means of communication in his role. Should I say something to him or write him again? Or, do I assume that he has it and that my last day is confirmed?

2015 124

It’s Not Too Late to Snag a Summer Job

Careers Done Write

You may be on break from college or just looking for additional income; the summer can be a great time to pick up a part time job. Following these steps can lead you on the right path to locking down a summer job. It can be quite completive in the summer when looking for a part-time job. Be persistent in your search, follow-up appropriately and you will increase your chances of success.

2015 152

What is my Career Passion – A Question Many Employees Ask

Career Alley

Quitting the job had been on my mind for months. And, what would I do if I quit? Following a passion I hadn’t used in years, I met and interviewed dozens of people on the topic – those who were in jobs they hated, those who were living everyday loving their jobs, HR managers, career coaches, etc. I then make a note of when I should follow up with them. Growing up, many assume they’ll go to college, select a field of study, and stick with it forever.

2014 308

How Attitude Can Impact Your Job Search

Career Alley

I just felt like quitting. I never get follow-up calls”. “No These are defeatist statements, implying that you have already given up and ready to wallow in self pity. Repeated failure to get a job will cloud your attitude and make you give yourself reasons to delay things such as applying for more jobs, following up on job leads and channelizing network connections. Instead, you should open up your mind and search for new possibilities.

2013 279

Career Done Write’s Favorite Summer Reads

Careers Done Write

This is a guidebook to teach you how to find prospects, engage prospects, present your product, conduct follow-up, and more. The Day the Crayons Quit (40 pages). Duncan is faced with a dilemma when his crayons have quit. Looking for a good read to kindle some career enthusiasm? Here are a few books to teach you a few new tricks, encourage you, challenge your thinking, and even tickle you. Go Pro - 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional (160 pages).

2013 131

How Does Your Hiring Help You Learn About the Candidate?

Hiring Technical People

But, it doesn’t quite help the author learn enough about the candidate fast. At the end of the interview, you have a follow-up meeting with everyone who met with the candidate that day to understand what everyone’s impressions were. I saw a post on a google+ circle that I can’t post to, because I’m not part of the circle. The author has a pretty good hiring process. The interviewing meanders.

2013 168

How To Improve Your Productivity As A Manager

Ms. Career Girl

Delegate work and follow-up. If that’s not the case, you might as well start assigning tasks to your teams, but don’t forget to follow up with them to ensure productivity levels. Your goal should be to effectively delegate work, set follow-up dates and be updated with progress. For example, if you are a marketing manager, you can outsource required services via a marketing agency and follow up to track project progress.

2017 126

Your Performance Evaluation: Striving for Excellence

Careers Done Write

Quite simply, ask how you can improve. Ask for quarterly follow-ups to ensure you are on track. Wrapping It Up. Be proactive about setting a timeframe for follow-up meetings to review your progress and add new responsibilities. We hope you enjoy the blog! Please help us out by nominating our blog for's Reader's Choice for " best career blog !". So many employees are passive when it comes to the employee evaluation process.

2013 145

Why Being The Best On Paper Does Not Always Mean You Will Get The Job…

Career Alley

Natural ability – if you are able to pick things up quickly this will lessen the amount of hand-holding needed in training – a huge benefit for companies. We follow up on each and every candidate that we’ve recommended. We’ve had quite a colourful and exciting journey to get where we are now. Milestoneops – follow us on twitter. If you would like to submit a guest post to CareerAlley , please follow these guest post guidelines.

2012 231

5 Reasons Why Less is More in Your Job Search

Career Alley

For those of you who have followed CareerAlley, you will know that I’m a big advocate of getting your resume “out there”. There is quite a bit of overlap across the major job search sites (especially the job site aggregators), so using more than 5 job search sites does not add much value. Next, follow with why you are the perfect candidate. The premise is that the more people who know you are job hunting, the better the chance that you will learn about opportunities.

2013 312

How To Ask For A Letter of Recommendation

Ms. Career Girl

Think about your professors that know you quite well, then keep the following guidance to keep in mind when you pose your letter of reference request: In emails, lead with your question, and then build your case. Follow up. I am taking up (Major) and I am currently your student in (Subject). As my application is due in three weeks on March 20, 2015, might I meet you before 9am class to pick up your letter in a sealed envelope on Monday, March 16?

Release The Fear Of Failure-

Ms. Career Girl

Thinking to receive only a large handful of notes from people expressing their dreams, I was completely overwhelmed with the response of over one thousand letters, some of them up to ten pages long. Many letters spoke of having trouble being fearless in following passions, in following up on possibly long-held dreams. And some wrote that circumstances dictated what they could do, so they ended up not reaching for their dreams. There is quite a stack!

2018 167