I am just curious as to how others would approach a professional situation in regards to pursuit and updates of a new, impending job:
In job-seeking I was raised as a child\ teenager to:
- Keep contacting the owner of a business feverishly until you secure the job.
- Keep contacting the owner of a business until you are told : "No, now GO AWAY!
I always choose the first option, but I feel that there must be a middle ground so one does not appear desperate and so one does not become a nuisance.
I have recently accepted a new job in the IT industry ( a non-programming position working remotely) but have yet to receive defined instruction, assignments, or even ongoing e-mails\ communications in regards to the job. I have been made aware (from the person that hired me) via one e-mail that there would be a lot going on last week with the business ( prepping for board meetings, etc) and that they would contact me within one day-- almost a week has passed now. Am I being impatient? I know I should just relax and wait as I know I have secured the job but I get worried and think perhaps something has changed and they have yet to tell me that my services will not be needed.
I had an 1.5-hour phone conversation with this person 2-weeks ago: it was great and we actually seemed to connect on many levels, interpersonally as well. It was good and assured me of my future with this company.
In any case, I would like to get hear the ideas of others as to how they would approach this. Should I contact them again this week or simply wait? I am very impatient at times as, in the case of this particular job, I am very excited and want to begin (it is a God-send position and an awesome offering full of massive potential for my career, I believe.)
Thank-you in advance, everyone. ;)