In this job searching tip, we address a question sent in to us recently by a job seeker who had a telephone interview but did not hear back from the employer. Whether an interview was over the phone or in-person, more or less the same rules apply. Most people are at a disadvantage during the process of a phone interview because, as studies have shown, people remember only 20% of what they hear. But combine hearing with a visual experience (such as meeting the interviewer in person), and their recall rate jumps to 52%.
QUESTION FROM ONE OF OUR READERS:
What advice would you give me about how to follow up for a position that I interviewed for over the phone, but would like to get the employers thoughts on when I will be invited in for an in-person interview. It has been a week today since there was any communication, what is the best way to follow-up?
Unless there was some basis established in the phone call for you to follow up later, I think there is a risk in your calling of coming across as pushy or needy. This is assuming you interviewed with the direct employer