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February 6, 2014

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  •  Help Global Cleveland Invite Cleveland-Connected People to our Roadshow Planning Sessions!
  • Cultural Diversity 101 - Diversity and Inclusion in the Work Space Workshop
  • "Chine Welcomes Spring" - Event by Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University
  • City of Cleveland Career Center - New Positions Available
  • Mid-America Steel Corporation - Positions Available!
  • CityMusic Cleveland - 10 Anniversary Season
  • Global Cleveland Welcomes New Team Members!

January 14, 2014

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Happy New Year Cleveland 2014!
  • Cleveland Council on World Affairs Global Hosting Opportunity! Kosovo Youth Exchange
  • Positions Available at Global Cleveland
  • Positions Available at Asian Services In Action (ASIA)
  • Wade Oval Winter Ice

December 24, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Cleveland Rocks New Years Eve 2014!
  • Global Cleveland and The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Global Cleveland and the Refugee Response
  • Connect to...Cleveland Council on World Affairs - Kosovo Youth Exchange Program
  • CLE City Life Tours
  • Connect to...The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

December 4, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • 4th Annual Holiday Celebration of Cleveland's Global Diversity
  • Cleveland Institute of Art's Cinematheque Presents: "A Touch of Sin"
  • Home Sweet Cleveland was a Networking Success!
  • The Lean Startup Confernce
  • Connect to...The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

November 19, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Global Cleveland’s Home Sweet Cleveland! Happy Hour – Saturday, November 30th
  • Asian Services in Action, Inc. 2013 Gala and Fundraiser! : View Correction
  • 4th Annual Holiday Celebration of Cleveland’s Global Diversity Wednesday, December 4th
  • Sales & Marketing Executives of Cleveland Networking Luncheon Series
  • Connect to… ECDI.. Economic and Community Development Institute

October 24, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Refugee Services Collaborative Economic Impact Study Release Reception
  • Global Cleveland Community Inputs
  • International Community Council's 8th Annual Summit
  • Connect to...International Services Center

September 30, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Mandarin Speaking Networking Workshop
  • Welcoming Cleveland's Welcoming Week Activities
  • Cleveland Clinic's Annual Medical Innovation Summit
  • People to People Tour - Cuba: Entrepreneurship and Emerging Markets
  • Convencion Hispana

September 13, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Welcoming Week
  • Harvest if Empire
  • English and Pathways for Healthcare Professionals
  • Fourth Annual India Festival USA
  • Connect to...Serbian Language and Culture and Cleveland State University
  • Newcomer Spotlight!

August 14, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Newcomer Networking Event: Tap Into Cleveland Heights!
  • Global Cleveland's Informational Sessions
  • 66th Annual One World Day Event
  • Run for Recovery
  • Volunteer Spotlight

July 30, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Welcoming Cleveland Initiative: Successful Launch!
  • Newsworthy Articles - In Case You Missed It!
  • Connect to...Federation of India Community Association (FICA)
  • 45th Annual Puerto Rican Parade and Latino Festival
  • Cleveland One World Day Festival - Volunteers Needed!

July 16, 2013

 Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Welcoming America: Reception, Film Screening, and Panel Discussion
  • Connect to...Bad Girl Ventures
  • ASIA, Inc. Receives Grant for Newcomer Family Support Center
  • Opera in the Italian Garden
  • Philippine Nurses Association of America National Convention
  • Volunteer Spotlight
  • The Many Faces of Immigration Townhall

 July 3, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Immigration Reform Round Tables
  • Welcoming America Reception
  • Staff Update: Meet Tom Bennett, Director of Employer Relations and Talent Attraction
  • Connect to...Society of Urban Professionals (SOUP)
  • Newcomer Spotlight!
  • Lebanese Food and Music Festival
  • Cleveland Council on World Affairs - Jovenes en Accion!

June 18, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Global Great Lakes Convening Meeting
  • Fiesta of Hope Luncheon
  • International Folk Festival
  • Connect to...Ariel International Center
  • Volunteer Spotlight!

June 4, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Congressional Round Table
  • Community Refugee Festival
  • Connect to...MotivAsians
  • Volunteer Spotlight

May 24, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Cleveland Asian Pacific Heritage Day!
  • Comprehensive Immigration Bill
  • Connect to...Young Latino Network!
  • Volunteer Spotlight!
  • Virtual IT Job Fair Report

May 7, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Cleveland Asian Festival!
  • Global Cleveland Asian Initiative
  • Connect to...The Cleveland Flea!
  • Newcomer Networking Event - Tap Into Tremont!
  • Boomerang Spotlight!

April 23, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • IT Virtual Job Fair!
  • Immigration Reform Round Table
  • Namaste Event!
  • Volunteer Spotlight!

April 9, 2013

 Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Family Based Visas
  • Panel Discussion about Midwest Muslims, Immigration, and Cleveland's Future
  • Convencion Hispana Kick Off Event!
  • Next Week - IT Virtual Job Fair!

April 2, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
  • Namaste Event
  • "Canned Dreams" - Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Volunteer Spotlight

March 26, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Virtual Job Fair
  • Immigration Policy and Midwest Economy Forum
  • Convencion Hispana Kick-Off Event
  • The International Entrepreneur (TiE) Youth Kick-Off Event
  • Lessons of a Boomeranger

March 19, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Immigration Policy and Midwest Economy Forum
  • Tap into St. Clair!
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • Global Cleveland Sponsors Canned Dreams at International Film Festival

March 11, 2013

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Global Cleveland Launches Asian Initiative
  • El Futuro de Cleveland Launched
  • Staff Updates
  • Volunteer Spotlight!

December 20, 2012

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Panelists Provide Information on Hiring Latinos
  • Thank You! A Message to our Sponsors
  • Volunteer Spotlight!

November 30, 2012

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Financial Services and Insurance Job Fair!
  • Biomedical Job Fair!
  • Home Sweet Cleveland Draws Great Crowd!
  • Northeast Ohio's Asian Community Experiences Dramatic Growth
  • Boomerang Spotlight!

November 15, 2012

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Global Cleveland Welcomes Joy Roller as New President
  • Home Sweet Cleveland! 2012
  • Register Now for Virtual Job Fair!
  • Volunteer Spotlight!

November 8, 2012

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Home Sweet Cleveland!
  • Boomerang Spotlight!
  • Pathways

October 24, 2012

Headlines from this Newsletter:

  • Global Cleveland Welcomes Valerie Bertinelli as New Global Cleveland Board Member!
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • Latino Initiative Launched!
  • Hiring International Talent!

 


4 Non-Annoying Ways to Follow Up After an Interview

Author: Forbes Contributor

You landed the interview, and as far as you’re concerned? You nailed that sucker.

Or, you met with a recruiter who seemed super interested and incredibly connected with the exact kinds of companies for whom you want to work.

She said, “Keep in touch!”

Awesome. But a couple of weeks have gone by and nothing’s happened. So what do you do now? Can you follow up with her without reeking of desperation or looking like a pest?

This topic freaks a lot of job seekers out. Many people, even when they know they truly lit the interview on fire, would rather do absolutely nothing than risk looking stupid or making the wrong follow-up move.

But that’s what’s stupid. Because staying top of mind is incredibly important—and not just for the job at hand. Even if you’re not the right candidate for a particular position (or the position is filled before you can really show the company your amazingness), wowing the right decision maker—a recruiter, an HR person, or a hiring manager—can be incredibly valuable down the line.

With that in mind, here are a few ways you can ease the “staying in touch” part of the job search equation:

1. Ask About Next Steps (Before You Leave the Interview)

As a recruiter, it stuns me that so few people end the conversation with this interview question. But if you ask the interviewer what happens next, you know exactly when it’s acceptable to follow up. If the she says she’ll be contacting candidates within a week, and it’s day 9? It’s completely OK to touch base and remind her of the timetable she gave you. Don’t be pushy, but a quick note is perfect:

“Hi Sue—I hope you’re having a great week. You mentioned that your team would be finalizing a hiring decision on the Marketing Manager position this week. I’m eager to hear when you have an update. And certainly, if I may provide any additional information to support your decision-making process, please let me know!”

2. Get That Thank-You Note Out (With Lightning Speed)

Thank-you notes matter: They give you a terrific opportunity to follow up with the decision-maker right away. I encourage job seekers to get thank-you notes out (to each individual they’ve met in the interview process) immediately after the interview. Same day. From your laptop in the parking lot, if you really want to wow them.

Use this moment to affirm to the hiring manager that you’re on top of things and would bring a ton of value into the position for which you’re interviewing. Make it easy for them to decide on you.

3. Ask if You Can Connect via LinkedIn (Then Do)

Hey, this is a potential long-term professional relationship in the making. So it’s perfectly appropriate to connect on LinkedIn after the interview. That said—you don’t want to ambush anyone with your request, or leave the decision-maker wondering what your motives are (and please—no generic connection requests!). Instead, you should create a logical reason for connecting, then ask if she’s OK with it while you’re at the interview.

“You want to start dragon boat racing? I’d love to introduce you to my former colleague. He leads a dragon boat team right here in Portland.”

Or maybe, “I read a New York Times article about how Coca-Cola KO -0.94% is employing brand strategy in this same way. Did you see it? I’ll be happy to forward it to you.”

There’s your in. And once you’re in? You can build a long-term professional relationship with that person, whether you end up landing the job or not.

4. If Things Drag Out, Check in (Periodically)

This is the job search technique people tend to stink at the most—the periodic check-in. But it’s so important, and it should be used throughout your career to keep your network fresh and engaged.

Now, this is not about harassment: “Did I get the job?” “Do you have a job for me?” “Did you make a decision?” Not at all. It’s about offering something of value to your contact. And in doing so, you will also (by default) remind her that you’re still out there.

This could mean forwarding an article that you think she’ll find interesting, or congratulating her if you notice she’s been promoted or earned some sort of recognition. Maybe thanking her for a bit of advice that you employed. Keep it simple and brief, and don’t ask for anything back. If that person hears from you and has an update? She’ll absolutely be in touch. Try:

“Hi Sue, We spoke last month about the product manager position at XYZ Industries. In our conversation, you highlighted some emerging trends in food packaging. I noticed this attached article about the same topic and thought of you. No response necessary. I hope you find the information useful!”

Nothing elaborate, and once a month is probably about right if you don’t get much response. But you can be assured that Sue will remember you, and in a good way if you’re helpful and non-pesky in the follow-up.

The bottom line is: Stay top of mind. It's half the battle.

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