Conduct your job interview follow up with enthusiasm, determination and in a professional manner and provide the interviewer with further evidence of your suitability.
The after interview follow up is an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and expertise and set yourself apart from the other candidates. Take the time to follow up in a proper manner and improve your chances of getting the job you want.
You have sent your interview thank you letter and now comes the tough part - waiting for feedback!
What happens between the first job interview and making the hiring decision will vary from company to company and position to position.
When closing the interview you probably asked for information about what happens next in the interview process.
Use one of these excellent sample follow up letters and emails to follow up immediately after the interview.
How soon should I follow up after the interview?
If you know approximately the time frame for the hiring decision you will have a better idea of when to follow up. For example, if the company have told you they expect to make the decision within the next week you will need to follow up after a couple of days.
If it is a longer time frame or they
have not given you a specific time frame it is usually best to wait
about a week before making contact.
Should I wait for the interviewer to contact me?
You need to make contact to know what is happening and to keep yourself in contention for the job.
What should I say in the after interview follow up call?
Can I follow up with an email?
Sending a polite and brief email is an alternative to making a call.
Good Morning John
Thank you again for the time you spent with me on Thursday. I enjoyed the interview and would like to restate my interest in this opportunity. Please could you call or email me with an update on the job opportunity at your earliest convenience.
You can also use the opportunity to highlight your suitability for the position.
Dear Mr Jones
The job we discussed last week is both an interesting and challenging opportunity. I have been reviewing the job requirements and I am enthusiastic about my ability to perform successfully in the position.
I look forward to hearing from you with regard to the status of my application. Please contact me should you require any additional information.
You will find good examples of interview follow up emails for your own use.
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Following up after sending your resume is important. Use this sample follow up on resume email to find out the status of your job application.
A successful candidate does not sit back and wait once the interview is over. Proactive job interview follow up demonstrates both your commitment and your professionalism to the company and gives you the edge over the other candidates.
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