I had my first telephone interview last week for a planning job. After the interview, I sent thank-you notes to each of the planners who interviewed me. I think the interview ran smoothly, but I am not 200% convinced that they are 100% convinced with me.
They are looking to hire a planner within the next few weeks, and they may make up their decision without even asking for a second interview. They also asked for my references. I am going to make a follow-up call tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday morning. It is more of a formality: introducing myself, refreshing his memory of the interview, expressing interest in the job, and asking if I am still in consideration for this job.
They all thought I was overqualified for the job, so I told them this was a lateral move into a different area of planning. My biggest fear is that they have found someone who is even more overqualified than me. I don't give up easily but I don't want to come off as nagging or begging. Is there a last-ditch tactic that anyone has used to turn around their opinion, even in a follow-up telephone call? What about an interview? Most interview books focus on preparing questions and answers. With practice that is enough to get you into the second round of interviewing. I see very little advice to set yourself apart from more experienced candidates which I need to earn the offer.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.