What happens after a job interview might just be as important as what happens during the interview. This is still a crucial part of the process with the company and one that you want to handle correctly. This part could actually result in the difference between you landing the job, or receiving a rejection letter. So make sure that you don’t jeopardize your chances at this opportunity and follow these three simple steps after you have already done you interview at a firm.
1. Thank you email
After having your interview, it is always, and I mean always, important that you thank the interviewer -all of the ones present at the interview- for their time and the opportunity to interview with them. Try to personalize this email as much as you can, as this will help you express your gratitude towards the employer and make sure that you are still on their minds after the interview. We can give you tips on what to include in the thank you email.
If some time has passed, you want to make sure that you send a follow-up email. This email has to be very short and concise. You want to make sure that you give enough time for the employer to review your work but also not enough for them to forget you. Also, if you make the email too long it might seem that you are desperate for the job, and you don’t want that either.
3. Be patient
We know that waiting for the reply for a company is extremely stressful. However, you also have to keep in mind that the process takes time, and as much as we would like to think we are the only applicants, they are still looking at other profiles, and may also be waiting for a bigger project to come through. So be patient! Replaying the interview in your head or thinking about other things you could have done will only lead to frustration. It’s good to be critical of yourself, but there is a balance as well.
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