First, continue to pursue the job. If you think you did a good job in the interview you may be correct. That said, continue to try to respectfully and occasionally reach out to both the hiring manager and the Human Resources. Also, rather than simply sending out a “remember me” type email, send a thoughtful email related to the job. As an example, if you come across (or find via research) a great blog or column that is both informative and relevant/related to the discussion you had with the hiring manager, send it to him/her as a point of interest. This type of approach lets you reach out to the hiring manager, regarding him/her, not just about you.
Second, hope for the best (that you are still in contention for the job), but assume the worst (that the job is out of your reach) and continue to aggressively pursue additional potential opportunities.
In closing, good luck and best wishes in your job search.
If you have any questions about your career in IT, please email me at
eric@ManagerMechanics.com or find me on Twitter at @EricPBloom.
Until next time, work hard, work smart, and continue to grow.
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