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Career Coward's Guide to Interviewing by Katy Piotrowski

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ImageChapter 3Land More Interviews

Few things in life can produce as much anxiety as waiting for a phone call. Whether it’s from your doctor with results of a test, from a love interest whom you’re hoping to date, or from an employer you’re hoping to interview with, playing “The Waiting Game” is maddening.

At least with job interviews (as compared to calls from your doctor or from your honey), you have some control over moving things forward. Unless a job ad specifically says, “No calls please,” you have the option to check in on the status of your application. Although it might seem like a scary step to take, following up can double the rate of interviews ...

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