Purveyor of High-Quality Verbiage

Lisa Vaas is a journalist who analyzes technology and job-hunting strategies.

Archive for the ‘Follow-up’ Category

How to Write a Thank-You Note When You Didn’t Get the Job

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Run your letter through the quiz I wrote for TheLadders to make sure it’s gracious enough to build bridges instead of torching your future job chances.


The Letter to Write When You Don’t Get the Job

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Don’t get mad; get gracious. A follow-up letter after you don’t get the job is so rare, you’ll stand out. It may even lead to future recommendations or another job. Read the full article here.

Follow Up Without Being a Pest

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How Not to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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Angry e-mail? Check. Thank-you messages read from scripts? Check. Here’s a rogues’ gallery of what else not to do.

Following Up On an Anonymous Posting

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Job seekers pull their hair out over how and whether to follow up on job applications posted by anonymous companies. In this piece, I explore how it’s done and whether you should.