Follow up procedures
Just looking for some advice,I called up the Director of a small software company, regarding job opportunities,after ringing him a few times,I got a call back from him.He asked me for my references from the school I graduated and from work,so I provided him with my references, through e-mail and also sent him a copy of a written reference from my former employer.This was around 10-15 days back.Should I wait some more time for him to reply,or should I contact him again?
Everyone will have a different opinion here, but I would wait until the Wednesday after the Thanksgiving holiday (assuming you are from the states) and follow up then. That would be a three-week interval, he could hardly accuse you of being over-persistent.
Give him a call NOW. Make him know you want to work for him. If you wait three weeks he will have forgotten you.
Would a note or an email, something thats not so in your face as a phone call, and therefore less likely to get a "knee jerk" reaction just to get you off the phone so they can go to that urgent meeting, be appropriate?
Robert's riight. E-mail, don't phone. We had a guy applying to my college who was almost certain for a job, but he kept on ringing the Department Chairman on his mobile phone at the wrong times, and now he just can't get through.
problem is,with an e-mail, I won't be sure if he will respond.It's kind of strange as I did not have an interview with him, but he asked for my references.
I work at least 7 hours out of an 8 hour work day. Not always coding - much of the time its reading other peoples' code (3rd party drivers), understanding it, reading standards or debugging/testing hardware. When stuck on a problem, I'll print the docs & code and find a quiet conference room to spread out in with a white board. It takes away distractions like JoS and the urge to code.
Nat - wrong thread ;-)
speaking of lame: wrong topic...
Send him an email this week, and call him up 7-10 days after that, IF he has not replied to your email.
In my opinion, the Director probably just asked for your references to be polite since you've called him about looking for a job several times. If he didn't mention anything specific about a certain job position when and/or before asking for your references, then my guess is he's most likely just trying to be cordial to your persistence in calling him up several times before.
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