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Follow Up until the Programmer Accepts

Sending candidates a signed offer letter in a FedEx package for them to sign and return speaks volumes to how important the candidates are to you and how important getting the offer in their hands is. Often the letter will have been sent out in e-mail already, so this may seem like a needless expense. But you want to make sure candidates realize that you want their commitment to coming on board as soon as possible, and that your organization doesn’t cut corners.

Also, since there is a FedEx tracking number, you can use that information to time your follow-up with the candidate to make sure the offer was received (you’ll know it was delivered), and make sure that there are no other questions or issues. Use this as an opportunity to make sure the candidate is excited about joining you for the position they verbally accepted. Keep following up until your offer is finally accepted (or rejected).

The next chapter will elaborate on more follow-up activity, even after an offer has been accepted.

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