The interview isn’t the end of the job search. After the interview, there is more work that needs to be done. Just as important as the way you have written your resume, the follow up after an interview is essential. How do you know the best way to follow up after an interview? Here are four tips for what to say in your job interview follow up.
- Send the thank you note. Thank You notes are not only still an accepted practice but can mean the difference between not getting a call back and receiving a job offer. As soon as you get home from the interview, sit down and write the note. Hand written notes are still a nice touch and will get you noticed, but emailed communications are perfectly acceptable.
- Do not make your thank you generic. The most important thing your thank you note can do is reference your specific conversation. Write about the job that you discussed and add any information you forgot to mention in the meeting. Refer to several points of your conversation to show your interest in the job, the company culture, and how exactly you can be a benefit to the organization.
- Share your mission statement. Just like a corporate mission statement, you should have clear goals for your career search. Tailor your mission statement to their company to show your initiative and your interest. Close the letter with a statement that frames your purpose in the language of the company. Let them know that you are very interested and ask about the next step of the hiring process.
- Be persistent but not pushy. After you send a thank you note it is okay to contact the company to follow up on the job opening. Wait a week after your interview and contact them in the late morning after they have completed their important tasks but before they are hurrying to finish anything before the end of the day. Don’t cross the line where persistence becomes stalking. Be mindful of their time and respect their space in the decision making process.
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