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Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Mike, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    It annoys me a little bit, a very slight little bit, when I receive an email or a letter after an interview. The background and the interview itself will be sufficient for me to make a decision, and the extra communication feels unnecessary and a little bit pushy. But I know it is customary, so I take it in stride.
     
  2. Ambulance Chaser

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    Now this is something Mikey would do. Â [​IMG]
     
  3. topcatny

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    I agree with drizz about the follow up e-mail with one caveat. Make sure you have an idea of when they are making a decision on the postion. I have received numerous e-mails and even phone calls a week after interviewing someone, when I made it clear in the interview that no decisions would be made until the end of the month, 30 days etc. That actually put a bad taste in my mouth because it showed they weren't paying attention to what I was telling them in the interview. If they can't pay attention in an interview I am sure it wouldn't get better once they started working for me. Thankfully, every time that happened it was someone that had been eliminated from consideration within the first 10 minutes of their interview.
     
  4. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    (drizzt3117 @ Mar. 10 2005,20:29) Generally, I don't think appearing eager is going to be an issue, unless you start calling or emailing them everyday to discuss the status of your application. Â A simple email to each place should be OK, even a followup email in a week or so is probably not appropriate if they haven't made a decision by then, but anything more than that might be too much.
    I agree with drizz about the follow up e-mail with one caveat. Â Make sure you have an idea of when they are making a decision on the postion. Â I have received numerous e-mails and even phone calls a week after interviewing someone, when I made it clear in the interview that no decisions would be made until the end of the month, 30 days etc. Â That actually put a bad taste in my mouth because it showed they weren't paying attention to what I was telling them in the interview. Â If they can't pay attention in an interview I am sure it wouldn't get better once they started working for me. Â Thankfully, every time that happened it was someone that had been eliminated from consideration within the first 10 minutes of their interview.
    I had one of those nightmarish situations lately. The guy called every two days, emailed, when I had told him exactly when the decision would be made. Everytime, he would tell me how wonderful he would be in that position, and how nobody else would be a better fit. By the third phone call, he understood by my tone of voice that he would probably be better off not dialing my number any longer. Needless to say, I had "eliminated" him as soon as he had uttered the first sentence during the interview.
     
  5. topcatny

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    Isn't it funny how the people you would never hire are almost always the ones who do this?
     
  6. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Right,

    That would certainly bother me, and in the cases that it's happened for me, that was the case, the person was already eliminated.
     
  7. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    are you being serious?
     
  8. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    This thread has revealed to me how desperate many are for work.
     
  9. Mike

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    I don't know about other people, but I asked because I wanted to show a sign of respect. Â One of my interviewers was in an unscheduled meeting with the CEO and the CFO at the time that we were scheduled to meet. Â I'm not sure if he had to cut that meeting short to meet with me or if it ended by itself but the point remains that he goes from meeting with the heads of the Detroit branch to meeting with some piss ant college kid who wants to get an internship. Â I figured I owed some gratitude to him and the rest of my interviewers.
    Generally, I don't think appearing eager is going to be an issue, unless you start calling or emailing them everyday to discuss the status of your application. Â A simple email to each place should be OK, even a followup email in a week or so is probably not appropriate if they haven't made a decision by then, but anything more than that might be too much.
    Now this is something Mikey would do. Â [​IMG]
    Yeah, AC, I just sent my 25th thank you out this morning [​IMG] . You think this is too much. FOR FARMER... [​IMG]
     
  10. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Did you wear a brown suit to your interview? FARMER.
     
  11. Horace

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    This thread has revealed to me how desperate many are for work.
    I don't know about other people, but I asked because I wanted to show a sign of respect. Â One of my interviewers was in an unscheduled meeting with the CEO and the CFO at the time that we were scheduled to meet. Â I'm not sure if he had to cut that meeting short to meet with me or if it ended by itself but the point remains that he goes from meeting with the heads of the Detroit branch to meeting with some piss ant college kid who wants to get an internship. Â I figured I owed some gratitude to him and the rest of my interviewers.
    Generally, I don't think appearing eager is going to be an issue, unless you start calling or emailing them everyday to discuss the status of your application. Â A simple email to each place should be OK, even a followup email in a week or so is probably not appropriate if they haven't made a decision by then, but anything more than that might be too much.
    Now this is something Mikey would do. Â [​IMG]
    Yeah, AC, I just sent my 25th thank you out this morning  [​IMG] .  You think this is too much.  FOR FARMER... [​IMG]
    Mike didn't mean to suggest anything of the sort. I think notes are a polite gesture. And in fact, I'd like to see it work the other way around as well. The employer should write everyone a letter thanking him for his time, esp. if they don't get the job. I meant, rather, to suggest that while some find it amusing the lengths to which people will go with notes or e-mail or whatnot, I find within those great lengths the seeds of desperation.
     
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    It's nice to write a little bit more of a form letter when rejecting candidates though, in my opinion. My company has generally been very gracious towards those we don't select in interviews, and those that did well but finished 2nd, etc... have sometimes been offered jobs after the fact. They would probably be less likely to accept if they had just gotten a simple form letter from us instead of a phone call discussing the situation.
     
  13. globetrotter

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    what I really hate are headhunters who call me out of no where, talk to me for an hour, and then never get back to me. I find the very rude.
     
  14. Mike

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    I know exactly what you meant. I was just wanted to clarify my situation, and make an ernest joke. I too find the extreme lengths that people go to funny, in a desperate sort of way. Humor in other's desperation, Man, I am too wrong.

    And no, I didn't wear a brown suit to the interview. My horse got mud all over it when I was out in the fields last week.
     
  15. MilanoStyle

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    For summer job, 4 people interviewed you? I think that's bit of an over kill. But anyways, it's good to write thank you letter. That illustrates that you care about the position and you are serious about it.

    Good Luck man.
     
  16. Mike

    Mike Senior member

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    (Mike @ Mar. 10 2005,13:47) Hey ladies and gentlemen. Â Today I had interviews at a company for a summer internship job. Â I interviewed with 4 different people at the company. Â Should I send an e-mail to the people, thanking them for giving me the chance to interview? Â Or would that be considered ass kissing?
    For summer job, 4 people interviewed you? Â I think that's bit of an over kill. Â But anyways, it's good to write thank you letter. Â That illustrates that you care about the position and you are serious about it. Good Luck man.
    It is an internship, after which 90 percent of the people are actually hired full time to the company, for the Detroit branch of a worldwide advertising agency. If I actually get it I'd be in a group with other interns from the other departments {I'd be in broadcast} and we have to come up with our own campaign and present it to the executive board at the end of the internship period. Its not the usual internship where all you do is answer phones, get coffee and do other things for no pay. I'd actually be an employee at the agency and get paid during the internship.
     

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