How to follow-up after a job interview?

We emphasize on drafting the best resume, getting the interview and impressing your next employer. It turns out post-interview 'waiting' is the hardest part for many. Therefore, following up after the interview becomes equally important in the hiring process.

Here are a few ways to overcome post-interview anxiety!

BE THE FIRST TO APPRECIATE

You don’t want to seem uninterested; neither do you want to be annoying. So, simply send a thank you note to the interviewer right after you leave the premises, appreciating their time and insights. It could be an e-mail or a hand-written letter. 

RECAP YOUR INTERESTS

The post-interview follow-up is an opportunity to reiterate your interest in the position. Make sure that you have provided every required detail to the interviewer. Your follow-up should echo your strengths and interest in the position and the company’s culture.

Remind them of your enthusiasm and reinforce how you will fit and thrive at their workplace!

UTILIZE YOUR REFERRAL

If you were referred by someone for the position, ask your referral for an update and then reach the interviewer yourself.  Recruiters do not like to be hounded about so don’t call or e-mail them repeatedly. You need to remember that a recruiter gets many resumes, calls and contacts per job opening. So just stand out in the crowd smartly with wisely chosen words and actions.

KNOW WHEN TO LET GO

You should never be afraid to ask for acknowledgement and closure, even if the news is undesirable. If you don’t get a call or an e-mail, send a follow-up, but after that, let it go!

Be appreciative in your last e-mail and move on. Sometimes your true character is visible after hearing a rejection. If emotions are kept in check, it gets noticed by many employers and your profile is reserved on their radar.