Post # 1
I didn’t see a Job/Work board, so I figured The Lounge was the best place for this.
I had a phone interview for a new job last week on Wednesday. I haven’t heard a peep since then and it’s not that I’m super worried, but FI and I were talking and he thought that I should do a follow up.
My dilemna is that I only have a phone number, no e-mail address. So should I call the HR woman and just tell her that I wanted to thank her for the chance to speak with her and see if she needed anything further from me or should I just let it go and trust that she’s doing what she needs to do?
I should mention that while I felt the interview went well, based on my experience she felt that I might be a better fit at another facility and I *think* she was going to pass my resume over to them.
Post # 3
I think I would try and talk to her and thank her for her time. Is there any way that you can google the company and find a physical address? I think that sending a paper note usually is better for a thank you.
I like the paper note because usually people don’t make the decision that day and when they get the note a few days later, they will be reminded of you even if they saw you a few days ago. Sending a quick email first would be a great double protection though.
Post # 4
Definately do a follow up! And ask for a contact name at the other facility that you could send your resume to! In this job market, there a ton of people looking for spots so you need to make yourself stand out.
Post # 5
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Did you not thank them right after the interview? In the future, always try to get a business card from the person interviewing, and send a “thank you” email that day (make sure to proofread it thoroughly. 😉 I don’t recommed paper notes because if she interviewed other people that day, she’ll already have heard from them!
Check online to see if you can find an email address, or just call and thank her and ask when you might expect to hear back.
Post # 6
I would call and thank her for the interview and tell her that you are still interested in the position and explain again why you should get it. I have been told that a lot of the time an interviewer will say something like that to see how much you really want the job. Like to test you to see if you really want this particular job or just any job they might say something like oh you might be a better fit at this other place and see how you react. So if you really want this job, call her back, thank her, and take the opportunity to again remind her whay the job should be yours. It can’t hurt.
Post # 7
I thanked them at the end of the interview but didn’t really have a way to contact her again since I only have a phone number.
I have 2 options. I could call her and speak to her in person, or I found her profile on LinkedIn and I could send her a message that way. But would that seem stalkerish?
Arrgh, I stress myself out too much. I should just call.
Post # 8
Did you apply for this job via email? Being that I have done tons of interviews in the past month, I prefer to be contacted via email and not by the phone.
Post # 9
@msduck – no, I applied directly on their website.
I called and got the voicemail so I just told her that I appreciated the opportunity to speak with her and to please let me know if she needed anything further from me. Hopefully that’s good.
Thanks for the advice Bees!