Dear Landa

Dear Landa

Another installment of advice to the joblorn, where questions are sometimes real, sometimes not – but try to imagine the ones we can’t print.

Dear Landa,

I hate to bother you again, but I just read something that said recruiters advise people to make a maximum of two phone calls to a prospective employer. They said that after that, it’s considered stalking. Now, that’s probably just one of those silly Internet things but I wanted to run it by you. And, since you haven’t returned any of my messages, I thought I’d also try to get an answer via snail mail.


Don’t want to be a pest


Dear (Didn’t want to be a) pest:

Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. But, after sifting through today’s voicemail and clearing out the eight or nine messages (all but one, from you), then gathering the six e-mails you sent last night, I simply ran out of time. You know, not every piece of information on the Internet is silly. When communicating with a prospective employer (or recruiter, for that matter!), always ask how they prefer to communicate (phone, email, text, social media), and how often, and stick to it.



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