Give it a Google, and you’ll find article after article on the rules for conducting yourself in an interview – as a candidate. But a good impression goes both ways when it comes to contacting a candidate. You don’t want to give yourself or your organization a bad reputation because you simply didn’t take the necessary precautions to be courteous and professional in an email or phone call. So, what are the rules for contacting a candidate? Obviously, every situation and every candidate is unique, but here are some basic rules that can’t go wrong with that initial contact.