job search: following up

what to say when following up on a job interview

I probably get more questions about how to follow up on a job application or job interview than any other other topic, to the point that at one time I vowed to stop answering them. But that didn’t entirely last, and today at U.S. News & World Report, I talk about exactly what it is […]

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my mother says I should call employers daily for an interview

A reader writes: I am at my second semester of graduate school. In order to get an internship for next semester, I’ve been really working 24/7 for the past month. However, I still haven’t heard anything from employers yet and of course feel frustrated, as the deadline for join my school’s internship program is in […]

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waiting to hear about a job during the holidays

A reader writes: A while back, I wrote to you about an internship that was going well, and the fact that there was a position open at the institution I was interning at. I applied, and got rejected the first time. I thought nothing of it, and went about applying for other opportunities elsewhere. The […]

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do sales jobs follow different hiring rules from other jobs?

This question came up in the comments on a recent post: Is sales really an exception to the “don’t call to follow up” rule? I’ve written numerous times about how — in most industries — you shouldn’t call to follow up on your job application, because it’s annoying and won’t help your chances … and that […]

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how much effort is too much when job searching?

A reader writes: How much effort to connect directly is too much when applying to positions? I am getting the impression from feedback that supply and demand means employers have to sift through many more applications than they have time to process in any depth. So personal contact / networking and briefer applications may have […]

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what to do after your job interview

So you’ve had a job interview and you’re waiting to hear back from the employer. What do you do now? Do you just sit and wait, or should you be doing anything in the interim? The answer is a little bit of both. Over at U.S. News and World Report today, I talk about seven […]

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how to follow up on your job application

I probably get more questions about how to follow up on a job application or job interview than any other other topic … well, perhaps second only to “is what my employer doing legal?” questions. And I get very tired of answering them, so over at U.S. News & World Report, I’ve rounded up the […]

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