I’ve Had an Interview. Now What?

Someone once told me that interviewing is like a first date. You arrive at the interview nervous to meet the company that could be your next employer. If it’s an amazing interview, you wait at home in anticipation that they will call you for a job offer. When they don’t contact you immediately, you start to question if you should make the first move. The answer is absolutely, but with some boundaries.

First, send a thank you note within 24 hours of the interview to thank them for their time. You can send it over e-mail, but a handwritten note is a nice touch. Keep it short and sweet, like this example:

Dear {First Name},

Thank you for your time on {Day}. I really enjoyed learning more about {Position} and your experience at {Company Name}. I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the {Team Name} team, and I feel that my experience in {experience that aligns with opportunity} would make me a great fit.

I look forward to hearing from you once you make your final decisions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

{Contact Information}

After you’ve sent your thank you note, refer to the information you discussed with the hiring manager about when they plan to get back to you. If their “deadline” comes and goes, follow up three days after to check in and see if they need any additional information from you.

How do you follow-up after interviews? Comment below or send us an email with your follow-up  tips.

Posted on March 29, 2017 .