Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, May 23, 2014
Not at all. It is human nature to be anxious to hear about the results of an interview and a reasonable amount of follow-up is perfectly acceptable. If you have not done so already, roll in a thank you to your interview(s) with your work sample. In a nut shell, 1.) thank them for the opportunity to interview, 2.) let them know that you have enclosed an example of your previous work for their review, and 3.) inform them of your high interest in the position. A week past the interview is a good time for follow-up. If after two more weeks, you still do not hear back, politely follow-up again inquiring about your status. In most cases, other priorities are what delays decision making.