(Closed) pursuing a new job

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  The lady at the career center I spoke to this week said “3 strikes you’re out”. I would wait a little while before you contact them again, since it has only been a few days. She also said to space out communication by 7-10 business days because it can take awhile for people to check email/voicemail ect.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think what she means is that 3 contacts is enough.  Going overboard might annoy them… just my thought.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think  you’re being assertive which is great, but you don’t want to come across too hard either.  I would give it a few days and give them a chance to respond before  you email anyone else. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I’m confused— you’ve messaged the owner, but it’s the owner you’re considering emailing? Is  this a second time?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I would think you were high maintenance and I would have to hold your hand all day.  I am a small business owner if that helps.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@vorpalette: I would wait a week or two, and then follow up via email. I do kind of agree with your Fiance though- squeeky wheel gets the grease! However, you want to ensure that you’re not annoying this person. If you do decide to email her, keep it short and sweet and perhaps just reiterate what your LinkedIn message says. Make it so that she doesn’t think you’re hounding her, but ensuring that your message gets to whichever box she checks.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  By 3 strikes you’re out I meant if you contact them too frequently its annoying. Or I guess if you contact too many people about it then that could be annoying too. You don’t want them all gathering at the watercooler talking about how they have all heard about you wanting the job because then you could appear desperate.

So far what you’ve done sounds fine. I think messaging the owner is enough for now, and you can email her to follow up in 2 weeks (which sounds like is your plan anyways). Oh and I do think its good that you asked your contacts to put in a good word for you. I did that recently and I’m pretty sure thats what got me an interview.

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