You’ve just nailed your job interview! As soon as you walked out the door of that hiring manager’s office, you stopped to take a big, deep breath of relief. All of that stressful preparation may be over with, but now comes the anxiety of waiting for an answer. Instead of solely waiting by the phone, there are important steps you must take to increase your chance of landing the job.
After the interview, it’s important that you follow-up with the company without crossing any boundaries. So how do you make the right impression? Below you will learn the steps on how you can follow-up with an employer post-interview!
First, Write a Thank You Note.
Following up with a thank you email, or a handwritten letter, is essential to show your continued interest in the job opportunity. You should do this within the first 24 hours after the interview with every person that you spoke with. This note should be friendly and conversational–but keep it short! Restate your interest in the job and include any additional reasons as to why you’re qualified. This will help you to stay in their minds as they’re making a decision.
Second, Check In After a Couple Weeks.
Sending a thank you note to initially follow up was easy, right? Now comes the harder part: checking back in with the employer when the date you were suppose to hear back has past. You don’t want to sound annoying, of course, but you want to make it known that you’re still eager about the job. Keep the message brief–ask them where they are in the decision-making process and if there’s anything you can provide to further help.
So What’s Next?
A few different outcomes could happen now. Best case scenario, you get the job! However, you could hear back that they are still in the process of making a decision… Or, worst case scenario, you hear back that you didn’t get the job.
If you hear back that they are still in the hiring process, it’s time to stay on top of it and continue to reach out. Tell them you’re still extremely interested, and kindly ask for an update on the process at their earliest convenience.
If you received the news you didn’t get the job, move on! The right job is out there for you–so stay positive, and keep looking and visit our website for more opportunities.