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How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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    Scott R. Gingold, CEO of Powerfeedback, has had follow-ups come via Twitter, LinkedIn, FedEx, snailmail, fax, website and at business events. They can get creepy regardless of the medium. His personal rogues’ gallery features:

    • Being invited to a sporting event by an applicant who doesn't know him
    • Having female candidates be sexually suggestive
    • Multiple phone calls after he’s told the job seeker not to call
    • Daily e-mail after he’s told applicants to stop
    • Being told in a letter that he reminds an applicant of a deceased relative
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How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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    Scott R. Gingold, CEO of Powerfeedback, has had follow-ups come via Twitter, LinkedIn, FedEx, snailmail, fax, website and at business events. They can get creepy regardless of the medium. His personal rogues’ gallery features:

    • Being invited to a sporting event by an applicant who doesn't know him
    • Having female candidates be sexually suggestive
    • Multiple phone calls after he’s told the job seeker not to call
    • Daily e-mail after he’s told applicants to stop
    • Being told in a letter that he reminds an applicant of a deceased relative

If you can craft an intelligent letter or e-mail to follow up after a job interview, it could be the tipping point that pushes you into the job candidate finalist category.

“The thank-you note remains one of the most overlooked marketing tools of the job search,” said Stephanie Daniel, vice president and group program manager at Keystone Associates, a career-management and transition services consultancy.

And then there’s the not-so-well-crafted message, which can put you, the job seeker, in the “loser” category. A number of professionals on the receiving end of follow-up e-mail, snailmail, FedEx packages, singing telegrams and other communications shared with TheLadders this rogues’ gallery of infamously inappropriate follow-ups. They caution readers: Do not to try this at home.

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