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Old 05-11-2017, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by L. Mo View Post
Have you actually had an on-site interview with this company? Can't really hurt, but better if you have news to share (passed exam, other offer, etc)

If you've only had a phone interview, you can e-mail the person you talked to, ask for an update.

If this is just an application sent into the cyberwebs, I wouldn't bother.
It can hurt, if you're going to do it do it right. I once received a followup email from a candidate that had a chance of making the 2nd round but the email knocked him out of the running. He tried to send a personalized followup email but screwed it up entirely. It was basically this:

Dear Quasi (so far so good)
I enjoyed meeting with you to learn more about Wrong Company (oops). As I described in our interview I am very excited at the chance to work in Wrong City because of .......

Dude that did not get hired at Quasi's company

Easy mistake to make but that was the last impression he made. He also made a big deal about how much he wanted to live in my city so the email let me know he was full of it.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by nonlnear View Post
Is that back-assward reasoning really a thing?
Honestly, it's probably more of a justification after-the-fact in their own mind than anything but have definitely been given that reason.
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