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To follow-up or not to follow up?

November 15, 2017

Looking for a job is stressful. Many applicants question whether to follow up or not after applying for a position. suggests some strategies to figure out the best way to do that.

  • Many employers have an automated system that will send a reply as soon as you have applied for a position. If you have not heard back within 24 hours of submission, it is worth calling in to find out the status of your application.
  • Following up on an application is one of the easiest ways to show prospective employers your interest in the job position. Sometimes tracking can be a good thing; however, be cautious to not seem desperate or inconsiderate.
  • It is always a good idea to send a thank you note or email to your interviewers.
  • A graceful follow up letter even when turned down can show your interest in the company and will keep your name on the hiring manager’s mind. It could pay off later down the line.

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Questions YOU Ask During the Interview

October 18, 2017

Sjoerd Gehring has written an article for the October 4, 2017 edition of The Muse and published in Business Insider that discusses questions the candidate asks of the employer. Aside from asking the typical ones like “when will I hear back from you?” or “what’s a normal day like?” he discusses 6 questions candidates ask that could really perk up the interviewers ears.  It’s entirely appropriate and encouraged to ask questions-you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.  So be smart and ask questions that will grab their attention and make a great impression.

Here’s a small sampling of the types of questions he’s been asked in interviews –

  • Why does this role matter to the company’s growth? This question can indicate to the employer that the candidate is interested in looking beyond the current situation and how he or she might fit into the company’s future plans. Will this be a high or a low profile position?  What will be expected of the individual who fills this role?
  • Is it possible to meet some of the people I’ll be working with? As the author suggests, cultural fit and team dynamics are important to the success of any company.  You want to be able to enjoy working with people you’ll be interacting with on a regular basis.
  • What do you like most about working here? This answer can be very indicative of how they truly feel about working at this company.  How they respond can be a great indicator of whether this position is a good fit for you.

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