How to avoid desperation when pursuing job leads

08/21/2013 |

Candidates should not hesitate to follow up on a referral or lead for a job, asserts recruiter Harry Urschel. A quick followup won't make job seekers look desperate, he writes, suggesting that connecting quickly in a professional manner can covey that a candidate knows how to seize new opportunities. "[D]emonstrate that you're professionally prompt, and have a great sense of urgency yourself. People will often respond in kind!" Urschel concludes.

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