I have been recommended by my mentor (who is a Director-level) to another director in the UK who has stated his interest in hiring me. As such, I call him to follow-up and I was calling him weekly to ask him the current status of the position he wishes to offer me and he tells me that he is still trying to get the requisition out. I ask him if I could call him in another week and he always says yes. I called him every week for three weeks and he gives me the same answer: that he is very interested in me and that he is still working on the requisition.
My mentor told me (upon me telling him about this) that I should only call once every two weeks as he is probably very busy and it could be viewed negatively by him (as harassing).
Any inputs on this? Should I wait the two weeks as my mentor said or do you think that I should do the "one week" rule and follow-up each week until he gets the requisition out? I don't want to be harassing but I want to ensure that he still knows I am interested in his "offer". Any recommendations you could provide would be greatly appreciated.