Posts Tagged ‘following up’

The art of the foul-up

August 30, 2009

Robroy’s game is helping business owners and CEOs grow their companies.  That puts him in position to see really smart job applicants ruin their employment opportunities in really stupid ways every day.

Here’s how it usually plays out.  At the end of the interview, we tell them the next steps: We’ll finish our first round of interviews, and then, if everyone is still interested, we’ll all get back together for a second interview.

Then we wait.  We want to see one thing.  Will they follow up?

Most don’t.  In fact, even though they tell us they are passionate about building relationships, very few will do us the courtesy of sending a message or calling to say, ‘thank you for your time’ or ‘I enjoyed learning about the opportunity’ or ‘looking forward to our next conversation.’

Why not?  Laziness?  Ignorance?  They don’t care?  Shoes two sizes too small?

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Whatever the reason, in this economy, who can afford the foul-up?

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