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The Fortune Is In The Follow-up! How to Strategically Use Follow-up In Your Job Search 


This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Did you miss part 1? Click here to listen.

Have you heard the phrase, “the fortune is in the follow-up?”

This statement is 100% true!

But unfortunately, most people only think about follow-up in the job search process once they need to and it turns into this reactive activity…


They don’t follow up at all and potentially lose out on opportunities.

Today I’m going to talk through: 

+WHY follow-up is critical
+FIVE scenarios to consider incorporating follow-up into your job search
+What to write in your follow-up emails
+General guidelines as to when and how often to follow up

Key Takeaways From Today’s Episode

When building your job search plan, consider including follow-up as a critical piece of your strategy. This will help you stay top of mind and reiterate your interest in the job/company/team. 

FIVE scenarios to consider sending a follow-up email: 

  1. A thank you a follow-up email after an interview or informational interview
  2. If you don’t hear back after your initial thank you follow up 
  3. After and during applying online 
  4. After outreach with a warm connection at your top company 
  5. After an online or in-person event 

General guidelines for the timing of follow-up: 

+Within 24 hours
+Again in a week
+Final outreach 2, 3, or 4 weeks later (depending on your situation). 

Here are a few more tips:

+Keep it short and sharp—express gratitude and invite a continued conversation.
+Remember to make your outreach feel highly personalized and as easy as possible for the reader to respond to you—this will increase your response rate. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Ep. 12 // The Networking Mindset: A Fresh Perspective on Connecting with Others

To listen to part 3, click here.

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Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!

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Ep. 18 // Refresh Your Resume: A Crash Course! 
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For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

February 15, 2023

The Fortune Is In The Follow-up! How to Strategically Use Follow-up In Your Job Search 

The Fortune Is In The Follow-up! How to Strategically Use Follow-up In Your Job Search 

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