Recruiters and hiring managers are super busy.
Just imagine, the average recruiter has 12-15 open roles to fill...multiply that by the # of candidates, internal interviewers they have to manage, resumes they have to review...you get the idea.
Long story short, it's VERY common that they'll drop the ball or drag their feet on your candidacy.
To prevent having them drop the ball, you need to do two things:
- Check in frequently
- Build your perceived value
How do you do that tactically? Here are my recommendations:
"Hello ______! I enjoyed chatting with the team on Monday. You told me I'd hear back from you on Wednesday, so I'm just sending you a friendly email today (Thursday) to see where things are at."
Build Perceived Value
"Hello ______! I just wanted to check in with our interview last week. I'm preparing for my on-site interview with Google tomorrow, but I just can't help but think I'd much rather work for Facebook, which has a lot more ________."
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