It may not happen frequently. It is both
the hiring authority and job seeker’s
responsibility to communicate effectively.
If one side does not communicate, it is
in the job seeker’s best interests to
professionally make the hiring authority
aware of continued interest and
enthusiasm in the open position.
A request came from a person –
I have a quick question for you and your
suggestion is very important.
I got a follow up email from an employer
requesting my availability for a second
interview and I did email him immediately.
However, he never responded afterward.
Nearly three weeks have passed. What do
you advise? Shall I drop him a reminder email?
Or, do you you think it will be considered as
Excellent question and appropriate to ask.
Do not ever hesitate from calling on the phone
Emails easily get lost and could easily be sent
to the wrong address by accident.
Call to confirm second interview is best.
Give you an example. Today, I called ALA to
make hotel and plane reservations for a future
meeting. I sent them an email in early September
and have not heard back. I have come to learn
that the initial contact is out on family leave. A
second contact is inundated with much work
and does not even remember what she did.
She thought she had responded to me, but she
D, it is your personal responsibility. It goes back
to our class– first assignment…ask, ask, ask…”
D did make the call. The company is very
interested in speaking further about the open
positions. The key people have very busy travel
schedules and have been away. They plan to
schedule an interview in Atlanta in the next