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how to apply for a job?
in the near future? When? Are you still in the running? This
phone call will give the interviewer an opportunity to ask
you about anything he heard during the reference check that is
bothering him.
S
Whatwentwellduringtheinterviewingprocess?Whatcouldyou
havedonebetter?Thepointisnottoberateyourselfforwhatyou
didordidnotsay.Youmerelywanttomakesureyoukeepdoing
thethingsthatworked—andworkingonwhatdidn’t—soyoucan
faceyournextinterview.
Did the interviewer have any questions that you could clarify
throughyourrésumé?Didyoundyourselftalkingaboutaccom-
plishmentsyouforgottoinclude?Ifso,nowisthetimetorevise
yourésumébeforeyousenditoutagain.
If acolleagueorformer associatereferredyoutothe companyor
arrangedapersonalintroductionwiththeinterviewerorhiringman-
ager,besuretodropthatpersonanoteofthanksaswell.
Thehiringprocesscanmoveatasnail’spaceincorporatesector.
Often,the larger the corporation, the slower thepace.Sodon’t
panicifaweekortwopassesbeforeyouhearanything.Nonews
maybegoodnews.If time stretches on, it’s okaytocalltond
outifthejobhasbeenlled.Usetheopportunitytoremindthe
employerofyourinterestandqualications.
Never accept an offer at the time it is tendered. Take a dayor
twotothinkaboutit.Telltheinterviewerwhenyouwillannounce
yourdecision.Ifyoudodecidetorefusetheoffer,politelytellthe
employerwhyyoudon’tfeelyoucanaccepttheposition.
You made it through one of life’s more stressful experiences
with ying colors.You’veprovenyou’rearealpro. Now you’re
onyourway.
MYTH: Write thank-you letters to everyone
that helps you in your job search process.
FACT: This may be tedious, but it is necessary.
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