3 Bad Assumptions to Avoid AFTER Your Job Interview

The wait to hear back from the employer after a job interview can be an awful teeth-grinding, stomach-churning, seemingly interminable period of time, as thousands of job seekers have shared in their comments here on WorkCoachCafe. Practice Post-Interview Patience, Positive Thinking, and Practicality Job interviews have been likened to dating, and I think the comparison […]

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After the Interview, What Is Taking Them SO Long?

This blog has over 10,000 comments, mostly from job seekers wondering why they haven’t heard anything from an employer they interviewed with, and wondering what they should do next, while they wait for that job offer that may be coming very soon. The recruiter/HR person/hiring manager said they’d make a decision before the end of last week. […]

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Ignored After that Interview? Don’t Do This!

The Work Coach Cafe community is very active with a great number of comments on the WorkCoachCafe.com blog (over 10,000, so far!). And many are from job seekers who are – or who feel they are – being ignored and/or mistreated by potential employers.   Yes, too frequently, job seekers are ignored and treated rudely. […]

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Thank You Notes: Pardon Me But Your Attitude Is Showing

I know that job search is one of the most frustrating, at times ego-shattering, things a person can go through. You know you’re good. You know you will work hard. Why can’t they see that? So by the time you actually get to an interview, many job seekers are already stretched thin when it comes […]

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Please Keep Looking While Waiting to Hear Back From an Interview

I know that waiting to hear back from an interview is one of the hardest parts of the interview process, not only from personal experience but from all the comments readers have shared with us on Work Coach Cafe. Unfortunately, there are only so many actions you can take at that point related to the […]

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Is Mandated Job Search Advice Hurting You?

Ideas for articles can come from anywhere at any time. I was in the middle of writing another post when a comment came in that made me decide to do this one instead.  Kim wrote to tell us about her post-interview waiting game stress: “I’m currently a week and a few days into major post […]

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8 Interview Clues To Consider Carefully Before You Decide to Accept an Offer!

What does getting a mortgage have to do with accepting a job offer? I’ve recently been dealing with a bank mortgage officer. Very long story short, after many years of being offered the opportunity and resisting, I finally reluctantly accepted an offer to sell me a co-op in a great neighborhood at a good price. […]

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Chantey’s Story: How Perseverance and Determination Can Get You a Job You Want

I so appreciate when readers write to tell us about their hard-won interview experiences – from surviving the horrible interview itself to the seemingly endless post-interview wait to the sweet taste of an actual job offer.  Chantey wrote us earlier to tell of some truly awful interview experiences. She made it clear that learning to […]

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3 Questions You Don’t Know the Answer to AFTER a Job Interview

Short of actually being told by the interviewer or someone else in the company  during or immediately after your interview (which does happen on VERY rare occasion), after you finish an interview there are just some questions about the job you can’t answer for sure  – even if you google the question relentlessly day in […]

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How Often Should I Call an Employer After My Interview?

In a recent exchange of comments on How to Tell If a Job Interview Went Well, the subject of how soon and how often to call an employer after the interview came up. One of my wonderful readers, CE (who recently got a job herself), was helping comfort someone anxiously waiting to hear whether she […]

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