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How to Eff Up Your Followup after the Interview

Of all the frustrations in the job search process, perhaps the worst is the post-interview waiting game. When you get a rejection letter from the employer, you can accept it and move on. But when you have a seemingly great interview and then hear nothing for weeks, it can become downright unbearable.

That's how perpetual job seeker Dave ("Don't Be Dave") Hetherington was feeling this past Valentine's Day. It had been three solid weeks since he'd interviewed with this company, and he hadn't heard a peep. Dave couldn't bear the silence for another moment and decided to follow up in a big way. As you’ll see, things quickly spiraled downward from adorable to horrible.

Apparently no one ever told Dave the difference between smart and stalker-esque when it comes to following up.

For the record, the best thing you can do if you're tempted to "pull a Dave" is apply for another job, instead. The more job opportunities you have in the pipeline, the less a delay or rejection can hurt you.

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