Dear Experts, How long should you wait before following up (to see the progress of your potential employment) after an interview? I was told “we expect to follow up soon.” Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:Q#195 You should send a thank you note w/in 1-2 days. Phone call a week later and every week until decided. (@beneubanks) Q#195 "We expect 2 follow up soon" is default answer if u want 2 follow up, try contacting in one week after applying. (@kgrantcareers) Q#195 Follow up about a week after to maintain top of mind. Keep lines of communication flowing. (@DebraWheatman) Q#195 ALWAYS ask permission to follow up in 5 biz days before interview ends - never leave vague. Call & don't expect much. (@jtodonnell) Q#195 I prefer handwritten versus email thanku-card stock is touched by more people/more diff to dispose of. (@teenarose) Q#195 Not sure f/u has same effect once did. Better to f/u than not. ThankU imm after/int; another in 7-10 days. (@teenarose) Q#195 Follow up with a thank-you note immediately after. Then formally follow-up 4-5 business days after that. (@gradversity) Q#195 Since ur meaty thank-you sent w/in 24 hrs, suggest next follow-up w/in 1 week; including follow-on value hook/msg. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#195 Send thank you note right away and then follow up after about a week or 10 days. (@louise_fletcher) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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I have had moments in my schooling that shine brightly—playing a card game in Mr. Ritter's 8th grade social studies class with the true purpose being to show just how difficult it was to survive the Holocaust as well as having an opportunity to create our own country using the same economic, social, and political characteristics that define authentic nation states. I also remember Ms. Ziemba's 9th grade English class where she would routinely pause our reading of fiction to allow us to predict what would happen next as well as my foreign language classes with Mrs. Kane—"Madame"—and Mr. Tellis where we would act out every day conversational scenarios using tone, props, and facial expressions.

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