Job interviews are nerve racking, scary and downright pressure packed as every word or non verbal cue could be interpreted by the interviewer in such a way that it could make or break your job interview.
But you could also argue that the real trepidation and anticipation starts the moment you leave the interview, when the real decision making about whether you're fit for a job is discussed behind the proverbial closed doors.
Two schools of thought enter your mind when it comes to following up after an interview: do it or let the course of action play out without interfering. The latter isn't advisable for a number of reasons but most importantly it shows a lack of respect and interest for the job you just interviewed for, and not doing anything says you're not the right person.
Some would suggest that a phone call, email or any such follow up isn't going to make or break whether you get the job or not, an attitude that scream complacency and lethargy in the same breath. Hiring managers want to see initiative and desire but overly tempered.
Sitting on your hands is bad, but there's also such a thing as overdoing it after the completion of an interview, and that includes calling too many times or sending countless emails and inundating the interviewer to the point that you've called, emailed or actually talked your way out of the job.
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