So you’ve just walked out of your interview…Congrats! While’s you’re probably celebrating the successful interview you just had, it doesn’t just end there.
Interview follow-ups people! It’s an underrated, often forgotten, yet major role in your whole interview process.
Place yourself in your interviewer’s shoes for a moment. With the hundreds of interviews you have and the hundreds of interviewees you grill, how do you distinguish them from one another, and more than that, how do you pick the potential candidates?
This is where you step in and give them a reminder of who you are.
Right before you leave, don’t forget to ask your interviewer for his or her business card. On the card, there will be three things that you’ll need:
- Their correctly spelled name and title
- Their office’s address
- Their email address
Send them a thank-you email for the interview THAT VERY EVENING. Why? Well when they get to work the next day, your pleasant email will waiting for them first thing (or almost) in the morning.
Make a follow-up phone call. Give this part anywhere from 5-10 days after your interview. Let them know of your continued interest in the job, and even ask if there’s any more information they need from you.
Send in some “snail mail” too. In this letter, express your interest in the job and summarize some of your strongest points as they relate to the job.
From that point on, alternate between a brief email or phone about once every week or two until the interviewer says you or someone else go the job.
Don’t let people tell you not to “bother” the interviewer with your persistence. THAT’S NOT TRUE! Interviewers and companies will be impressed with your tenacity and determination as they observe who follows up and about how many times, and besides, you want to leave a lasting impression, and what better way to do so than consistently remind them who you are and why you’re right for the job?
If you still have any questions or concerns, schedule an appointment with a career counselor. They will have all the tips you need to help you secure the job!
To schedule an appointment, just click here!