Con­grats. You had the job inter­view. Now, your work is done, right? Wrong.

In today’s hyper­com­pet­i­tive job market, effec­tive follow-​​up after the inter­view is a must, and failing to do it well might cause you to lose out to another candidate.

The line between being per­sis­tent and being a pain, how­ever, is blurry at best. So to help you sort things out, I sent a query to my col­leagues in the careers world — recruiters, career coaches, hiring man­agers and CEO’s — asking for their best follow-​​up advice.

I received more than 60 responses on topics ranging from thank you notes to han­dling rejec­tion. Here’s a sum­mary of their 10 best tips.

Read the article at Forbes →