It’s very important in your job search to always say thank you and follow up. Whether you are interviewing for a job or networking, a big part of the process is following through.
Should you wait one week or two weeks? When should we follow up?
One idea is to ask after you meet with a prospective connection or after an interview to find out when would be a good time to follow up and stay connected. I usually recommend following thereafter every two-four weeks depending on your last contact.
Some ideas for follow up are personalized thank you notes, thank you emails, and even a thank you phone call.
You can begin with an email and then follow up with a phone call or begin with a phone call and then follow up with an email. Pick a style that fits your personality type.
Here's are some helpful articles about follow up:
"Leadership is about three-fourths show-the-way and about one-fourth follow-up." James E. Faust