Q. How long should I wait after an interview before I decide I’m probably not going to get the job? I don’t want to put my job search on hold but it is tempting after you have a good interview.

A. Don’t wait at all. If they get back to you that’s wonderful. Send your thank you note, put it in your calendar if you want to follow up again later but otherwise continue with your job search at full power. Never wait for a particular opportunity to pan out. There are too many variables!