Follow Up After Casual Conversation (International Business) FREE
Follow Up After Conference or Convention (Finance)
Follow Up After Internal Referral (Accounting)
Follow Up After Interview (Healthcare)
Follow Up After Interview (Accounting)
Follow Up After Interview (Art/Graphic Design)
Follow Up After Interview (Graphic Design Manager) 
Follow Up After Interview (Consulting - Part 1) 
Follow Up After Interview (Consulting - Part 2) 
Follow Up After Lunch (Finance)
Follow Up After Meeting (Reporter/Writer)
Follow Up After Meeting (Reporter/Writer)
Follow Up After Referral From Friend (R&D/Manufacturing)
Follow Up After Referral From Friend (MIS)
Follow Up After Referral From Friend (Engineering)
Follow Up After Referral From Friend (R&D/Manufacturing)
Follow Up After Referral From Friend (Senior Management)
Follow Up After Response Form Is Returned
Follow Up After Response Form Is Returned
Follow Up After Reply From Want Ad
Follow Up After Telephone Call (MIS)
Follow Up After Telephone Call (Reporter/Writer)
Follow Up After Telephone Call (Manufacturing) FREE
Follow Up After Telephone Call (Finance)
Follow Up After Turndown (Accounting)
Follow Up After Turndown (Accounting)
Follow Up After Turndown (HiTech Manufacturing)
Aggressive Follow Up (Reporter/Writer)
Aggressive Follow Up (Reporter/Writer)
Confirm Appointment
Brief Interviewer
Before Meeting
Brief Interviewer
Before Meeting
(Advertising)
Brief Interviewer
Before Meeting
(Sr Management)
Express "Perfect Fit" (Technical Sales)
Remind Friends to Help (Technical Sales)
Remind Employer You're Still Available
Show Persistence (Accounting)
Show Persistence (Reporter/Writer)
Show Persistence (Reporter/Writer)
Show Persistence (Accounting & Finance)
Show Persistence (International Business)
Show Persistence (Finance)
Show Persistence (International Business)
Show Persistence (Psychologist)
Ask for the Job
Follow Up, With Application (General Management)
Follow Up, With Application (Teaching)
Follow Up, With Resume
List Your Capabilities (Finance & Accounting)
Follow Up With Work Samples (Reporter/Writer)
Follow Up With Work Samples (Reporter/Writer)

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"8-1/2 x 11 bond paper, white with black printing. I sent out about a hundred last month and haven't heard a word since."


Sooner or later, every job search becomes mostly follow-up. It gets to a point where it's poor marketing to continue to initiate new contacts, because you spread yourself too thin. It's better to hammer two or three opportunities to conclusion than to begin in a dozen new directions. Aggressive follow-up often ends a job-hunt quickly, and there are literally hundreds of creative ways to follow up without pestering.

For example: clip pertinent magazine or journal articles and send them to your friends and prospects as a subtle reminder that you're still around. You need not mention your job situation. Attach a note that says, in effect, "Just thinking of you." Or "Thought this might help."

It's important to pick the right article for the audience. Don't send a technical scientific publication full of equations to general managers; and don't send The Art of Leadership to Ph.D. research scientists (unless the scientists are also managers).

Following up means not letting things slip through the cracks. A letter that arrives the day after an important event says, "I really care. This is important to me." I'm amazed that job hunters can wait days, sometimes weeks, to send important follow-up letters.

A letter that arrives late says either, "I don't care very much," or, "I'm slow." If that's the case, it might be better not to write at all.


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