Hi all, I've applied to roughly 30+ schools so far, and while I've received some responses (the "Sorry, we hired someone already" ones), I haven't heard anything from the other schools yet (especially the ones whose application windows have closed). I read a long while ago that sending a follow-up email can be annoying and make the hiring committee irritable, so I was holding back from doing so. But a friend of mine suggested I send them one a week or so after the application deadline passes just to show them I'm still interested in the position. What do you guys think? Is sending follow-up emails a good thing to do? Or is it best to refrain from doing so?