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Old 07-29-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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So I had a second interview this AM and the HR manager said he'll touch base next week. This is the first place I've interviewed at in years that I'm really excited and passionate over. I know there's probably very little I can do at this point to get the offer, but I'm considering the below when I send my follow-up email (I'm sure I'll have to send this before he gets in touch with me). Would you recommend one or both?

- Since I am a contract worker and my employment period is likely to be over soon, I can give a week's notice instead of two weeks, allowing me to start the new job sooner than later. Should I mention this to him?
- I also interviewed at another job last Friday that went very well. Though I have no official offer yet, should I mention that I may have something coming down to push the recruiter to make a decision? Or is this foolish?

I know a lot of you may say to let it be, but I this is the perfect opportunity for me and I'll be crushed if I don't get it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Recruiters aren't stupid, by telling them "you have another gig" just makes them laugh inside. It hardly ever strong arms a decision maker into doing something.

Never count your eggs til they hatch. A job or an offer is irrelevant until the contract is inked.

For the follow-up. "Mr. swinging D, I'm just following up with you as I was instructed to do during our conversation on the XYZ job on Monday July whatever.

I'm inquiring as to the status of the job. I'm anxious to get started and seal up another job well done. Please contact me at 555-1234. Hope to hear from you soon Sir, thank you for your consideration."
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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Recruiters aren't stupid, by telling them "you have another gig" just makes them laugh inside. It hardly ever strong arms a decision maker into doing something.

Never count your eggs til they hatch. A job or an offer is irrelevant until the contract is inked.

For the follow-up. "Mr. swinging D, I'm just following up with you as I was instructed to do during our conversation on the XYZ job on Monday July whatever.

I'm inquiring as to the status of the job. I'm anxious to get started and seal up another job well done. Please contact me at 555-1234. Hope to hear from you soon Sir, thank you for your consideration."
Thanks for the advice! I'll make sure to address him as "Mr. Swinging D" too, hahaha!

One more question, when I follow up early next week... would shooting an email Monday AM look desperate or eager? Wondering if I should wait until the afternoon or Tuesday.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice! I'll make sure to address him as "Mr. Swinging D" too, hahaha!

One more question, when I follow up early next week... would shooting an email Monday AM look desperate or eager? Wondering if I should wait until the afternoon or Tuesday.
Eager would be sunday at 1 a.m.

If the workplace starts at 9 a.m., then shoot the email at 9:15 a.m.

They're at work, so are you.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Eager would be sunday at 1 a.m.

If the workplace starts at 9 a.m., then shoot the email at 9:15 a.m.

They're at work, so are you.
Plus, it puts it on their radar for the daily and/or weekly "to do" list.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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Early next week would be Tuesday to me. I would let them handle/catch up the usual Monday issues. If they open at 9, I send the email around 2:30 pm. And I wouldn't send anything other than SS Lazio suggested, just a brief checking in with you....and nothing else.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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Early next week would be Tuesday to me. I would let them handle/catch up the usual Monday issues. If they open at 9, I send the email around 2:30 pm. And I wouldn't send anything other than SS Lazio suggested, just a brief checking in with you....and nothing else.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:48 AM
 
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Although your thread title reads otherwise, your post indicates that the HR manager said he would be in touch with you, not that you should touch base with him. You send him a brief note thanking him for the opportunity to interview and tell him you're very much looking forward to hearing back from him. Nothing else. And you don't wait, send it now. Good luck!
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