How to Follow up

After the coffee, following up


How should you follow up?

So you have had coffee with someone at a company you want to work for.  They are in the department you want and would be a colleague if you came to work there.  What do you say in your follow ups?

The first follow up note should be a hand written thank you note for their time and attention.  You also want to mention what you talked about and offer your assistance should it be needed.  Do this one be for you get home from that first coffee date.

The next one could be the same only emailed.

Then you want to follow up with “saw this and thought of you” emails with links to the things you talked about or that you think they might be interested in.  Do a little digging on their “dragon” and see if they have been able to see the recent PubMed articles about it, or the recent licensing agreements, or such.

How often should you send these?  Well, how urgent is your job search?  How urgent is their problem?  Remember that no company hires unless they have an urgent problem that they have not been able to solve with the people they are already paying.

Want to discuss this further?  Join me on Friday at 8:30 am Pacific


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