Self sell

Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2005

While it may be tempting to repeatedly call a prospective employer about your status as a candidate, it's best to resist the temptation to bombard the company with phone calls. Jack Cage, an executive search consultant for New York-based Korn/Ferry International, a national executive recruitment company, suggests leaving a little to the imagination. "Appear interested, but confident and fully occupied - ideally in another job," he advises. "Nothing can kill a recruiter's perception of you than the impression that you're desperate. The feeling causes them to ask, 'Is there something wrong with them?'"

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