What is and is not acceptable to include in job interview follow-up emails? Difficulty level: I'm literally in the middle of a project with them right now.
A follow-up to this
. To recap:
* After feeling me out for a bit, Dekompany (roll with it) says they like my work and are considering me for a specific job. I am surprised and obviously hopeful, but try to play it cool and non-desperate.
* I interview earlier this week with the entire staff. It lasts an hour. Fortunately I don't completely blow it like I blew my last interview. But it feels like a standard cold interview, and nothing about it feels like the prior meetings ever happened at all. I almost get the sense that the intervening time they've downgraded the position they are considering me for, or that I inadvertently tailored my answers toward a lower-responsibility position I didn't know existed until the interview (it's not a matter of failure to research - the posting didn't mention it). I've read previous questions (and all of Ask a Manager and probably like a tenth of Job-Seeking Internet) on the matter, and I didn't catch any encouraging signs like "we feel you're really qualified" or "mentally casting" me in the roles. (The last job I got, they told me point-blank "we want to hire you." I know that guarantees nothing, but the lack of it might guarantee something. Maybe?) They didn't mention how many other people they'd started considering in the intervening time (the job's currently posted) and I didn't ask. But then other people tell you there is no such thing as encouraging signs. Who knows. Fuck it.
This question has three parts:
* Job interviews generally make me so nervous that all the planning and research vanishes and I revert to my default operating mode, which is to improvise and compose thoughts quickly on the fly. Fortunately, I'm very good at this. This has its upshots, like public speaking, or when interviewers call me out for (it's happened) But the downsides are that sometimes I improvise total bullshit (see: last interview), and that even when I don't, it leaves me wide open to forgetting to mention things. Specifically, one question during the interview is how long it takes me to devise and turn around projects, and examples of such. Standard such. I mention a few I worked on at my old job, which I'll refer to as Project X, but not in detail, because it was years ago and I did so much work back then it honestly blurs together.
Project X happens to live on the Internet. I'm obviously going to send a follow-up email. Is it kosher to include a link to the project, or will it come off as "do you really expect me to read this shit" or "why didn't you mention this earlier"? How about Projects Y and Z for different clients, which I forgot to mention (because I'm a fucking moron) but are much more recent and just as applicable?
* I'm in the middle of a project with Dekompany. If none of this interview process ever happened (given my emotional state that sounds kind of swell tbh), they would want an update tomorrow. Does this go in the follow-up email? Or would they want a separate email?
* Separate emails to all the people I spoke with, or one email with CCs, or BCCs, or what? If I mention the current project or other things I mentioned obviously that calls for separate emails because the others aren't directly involved. But etiquette can be a persnickety thing.
* Basically anything I should be doing between now and the point when I probably don't get hired would be of incredible and immediate use. Thanks.