You’ve sub­mitted an impec­cable resumé and aced the job inter­view with your dream employer. Now you have to follow up.

Here are some tips for how–and how not to—correspond with your hiring man­ager, with insight from Susan Lof­fredo, an asso­ciate director of North­eastern University’s Career Devel­op­ment depart­ment.

‘Thx 4 the gr8 opportunity’

Many busi­ness eti­quette experts advise job appli­cants not to text their hiring man­agers, par­tic­u­larly if they’re wont to tap out a mes­sage like “Thx 4 the gr8 oppor­tu­nity.” Lof­fredo agreed. “Unless you’re specif­i­cally invited to text because the hiring man­ager is on the road all the time,” she said, “then don’t intrude.”

Instead of tex­ting a thank-​​you note, express your post-​​interview grat­i­tude via email. As Lof­fredo explained, “it can be a real boost to your appli­ca­tion if it’s thoughtful.”

Be sure to send a note to everyone with whom you inter­viewed, she said, and keep it short, lim­iting your mes­sage to six sen­tences or fewer.

If you stick the landing, don’t hug the judge

According to Lof­fredo, it’s per­fectly accept­able to con­nect with your hiring man­ager on LinkedIn after you’ve for­mally accepted the job offer. But sending a LinkedIn invite to your hiring man­ager after merely acing your job inter­view would be inap­pro­priate and unpro­fes­sional. As The Muse, the pop­ular career site, put it, “that would be like nailing the landing in gym­nas­tics and then run­ning up to give the judges a hug before they even gave you a score.”

From Loffredo’s per­spec­tive, it’s bad prac­tice to send a LinkedIn invi­ta­tion to a person in your industry whom you’ve yet to meet face-​​to-​​face. “If there is someone you want to con­nect with,” she said, “find a way to be intro­duced and ask for an infor­ma­tional inter­view. After the infor­ma­tional inter­view, sending a LinkedIn invite is totally appropriate.”

‘Sleep on it’

The length of the hiring process has grown dra­mat­i­cally in recent years, according to a study by the employ­ment site Glass­door, increasing from 12.6 days in 2010 to 22.9 days in 2015.

If you haven’t heard from your hiring man­ager in the seven to 10 days fol­lowing the inter­view, feel free to email requesting an update. “Restate your interest in the posi­tion,” Lof­fredo said, “and ask if there’s any addi­tional infor­ma­tion the hiring man­ager can provide.”

If you do even­tu­ally receive the job offer, thank the hiring man­ager for picking you and then ask if you can take a few days to con­sider your deci­sion. Use the time to do research, Lof­fredo explained, gath­ering infor­ma­tion on things like ben­e­fits, com­pen­sa­tion, and work-​​life bal­ance. “Tell the hiring man­ager that you are delighted and hon­ored to be offered the posi­tion and then ask when he or she would like to hear back,” she said. “It’s a big deci­sion and you don’t want to regret blurting out ‘yes’ before having time to sleep on it.”