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How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

  • How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

    How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview-

    Thomas Tuft, an attorney with Tuft & Arnold Law Offices, in Maplewood, Minn., once had a law student send a “very cranky letter” after the firm hadn’t responded to his resume submission within a week. Mind you, this was at a time when the firm wasn’t hiring. “It is not our practice to respond to the dozens of resumes we receive unsolicited,” Tuft said. “That student will never be hired here.”

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How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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    Thomas Tuft, an attorney with Tuft & Arnold Law Offices, in Maplewood, Minn., once had a law student send a “very cranky letter” after the firm hadn’t responded to his resume submission within a week. Mind you, this was at a time when the firm wasn’t hiring. “It is not our practice to respond to the dozens of resumes we receive unsolicited,” Tuft said. “That student will never be hired here.”

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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