It is so simple yet I don’t understand why people forget to do this.
I can’t tell you how many times I have helped job-seekers for free, especially on weekends, I go out of my way to connect them with people in my network, submit job referrals on their behalf, review their resumes/LinkedIn in detail, etc. and then you never hear from them again.
It takes 30 seconds yet makes a huge impact.
Below is a screenshot of the follow-up thank you email I sent to Bruce Smolen, a Talent Acquisition Senior Specialist at Boston Consulting Group and the first guest we had on The Final Round Podcast.
I have seen people on LinkedIn saying that follow-up thank you messages are not important but this could not be farther from the truth!
PLEASE send thank you follow-ups after you network with someone or after you have an interview.
Small task –> big impact
And before you send that first networking email, make sure that you have email tracking software set up (see blog here).