Monday, March 30, 2009

Job Interview Follow Up Tips

Just got back from a job interview and I think it went pretty well. I want to stay on their radar without appearing too desperate, do you have any good tips? - Abigail (Gromore, WA)

List Generated:

-Send over a nice basket of kittens with a card thanking them for considering you for the job.

-Make polite follow up calls once a week for two years whether the position has been filled or not.

-Photoshop yourself onto the cover of Time Magazine with the headline "Your Future Employee!" and slip it into your prospective employer's mail.

-If it's been over a month and you still haven't been given an answer, stand outside of the office building on a rainy night screaming "COWARDS!" School Ties style.

-Follow the person who interviewed you around for a couple of days and "coincidentally" bump into them several times. They'll think it's a sign to hire you.

-Casually mention to the company's receptionist that there is a bidding war heating up over you.

-If you find out you didn't get the job, it's never a bad idea to have your mother put in one last call on your behalf.

-Interview for the job with as many of your alter egos as possible. It's a numbers game.

-Always send a "You're Welcome" note.


  1. Nice post,

    I have learned many useful resources from your blog. I really appreciate it. Thanks for sharing this information and hope to read more from you. :)

    As a mode of preparing for job interview it would be a good idea to check in with people who are already working in the concern to casually understand what you are expected to be and do in your current job. There is nothing like talking to a senior who already works there who might be able to help you through the process of the interview. Overall staying in the moment and absolutely calm helps you keep your peace and poise through any number of stumbling questions that you might be thrown at. You must at all point keep your calm and voice your opinions and answers firmly. Never go into any debating or arguing mode with an interviewer even if you are called to do so. Understand that most interviewers are experienced with personality assessment skills.

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