Have you been ghosted? And if so, did you still try to follow up? While it may feel uncomfortable to follow up even though you’ve been ghosted, it never hurts to see something through to the very end. Then you can say you tried your very best.
Has your client suddenly fallen off the planet? And that hiring manager who said you should expect an offer – is now MIA? Who hasn’t experienced the disappointment and surprise of a cut off communication, without any warning?
Electronic communication has made everything feel less personal and there are those who take liberty to disappear, not respond, and be outright inconsiderate.
This poor behavior is not the stuff good business relationships are made of. It’s bad business practice. And at some point it will catch up with those who engage by disengaging. Not that it makes the person who’s been ghosted feel any better but it’s a signal that karma really comes back to haunt us.
If you’ve been ghosted, it’s hard not to think that perhaps you did something wrong. But that’s rarely the case. Don’t take it personally – it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with the other person.
Having good follow up is a vital piece to building your brand, getting exposure, getting the interview, generating leads, and staying on top of business relationships.
You can’t afford to leave the ball in someone else’s court. You’ll be setting yourself up for disappointment by making assumptions. Take the high ground – DM, call, email, text, your business network!
Take the initiative – you can do this!
You’ll be remembered and respected for it…
“Not following up with your prospects is the same as filling up your bathtub without first putting the stopper in the drain.”
~ Michelle Moore ~