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tips to follow after a job interview

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

How you follow up and maintain communication with the employer is as important as attending a job interview. Following up can be the difference between getting a job offer or receiving a rejection letter. In most cases, this step is overlooked or completely missed. You cannot jeopardize all the efforts you have put in the preparation by missing out just one simple step of following up. Here are four things you must do after an interview. 

1. Note down the key takeaways 
You must follow this simple exercise immediately after every job interview. Write down any key points that you can think of. This is important in the first interview, as you will be asked big questions in the subsequent interviews. If note down the takeaways, you can improve your answers. 

2. Thank you note
The simple act of thanking the interviewer can have a big impact. You can send an email or even a handwritten note. Sending a handwritten thank you note may take longer to reach the employer but it will have a better impact. Personalise the thank you note as best as you can. 

A template-based thank you is far less impactful than a customised one. The note serves two functions - it expresses your gratitude and helps you stay on top of the employer’s mind. You need to make sure that you are not trying to sell your abilities through this note. You can include some takeaways from your interview to refresh the interviewer’s memory. 

3. Follow up 
In most cases, large organisations take time to finalise the candidate. You need the interviewer to remember you. Sending a follow up message is best way to stay on top of their mind. Sending a long and wordy email can come across as you are desperate for the job. It’s also less likely that interviewer is going to spend time in reading the mail. 

If the employer has given a timeframe, in which they will be making their decision, make sure that you follow up if that time has passed. The follow up message should clarify your intention to check in with the interviewer. Just putting your name in their mailbox can improve your chances of bagging the job. 

4. Be patient 
The process of hearing back from a company can be really stressful. You must remember that everything takes time. Most employees keep wondering about the outcome of an interview, which only leads to frustration. The more you analyse something, more critical you become. Patience can help you relax and think thoroughly about the opportunity. 


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