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Ask Barb: Interview Follow-Ups



Ask Barb

Dear Barb:

What is your position on following up after interviews? I’ve asked many recruiters and recruiting agencies alike about post interview policies and I get varying answers – only to reach two basic conclusions:

  • There seem to be few standards. I ask and customize my approach based on the guidelines for each client’s policies and preferences.
  • Any follow-ups whether done by email or phone call are quite often ignored and not returned, so why put forth the effort?

If clients are interested in my candidates they will call. If they are not interested, my calling them is not going to change the final results. My manager and I totally disagree on the importance of following up. Your suggestions at this point will be welcomed by both of us.

George C., Madison, WI