3 Ways To Follow Up After An Interview
You’ve just gone through an interview, and you felt that it went well, really well in fact. Now the only thing you can do is wait for the response, right? Well, yes and no.
Anxiety may be building up inside the longer you wait because of the anticipation of a reply, hoping it’ll be good news. With this anxiety comes the will to act, a momentum to do something about it. That is where this article might prove useful. By timing your follow up properly, you can enhance that great interview session even further!
Here are three ways you should follow up after an interview. These steps are not only for you to quench your desire to receive the results you want to hear. It is also good practice for you so that you appear professional and appreciative, putting you in a good light and ultimately, improving your quality of life, as well as your journey to finding the ‘perfect’ next step to the career you deserve.
First off, the best way to follow up post-interview is to send in an appreciation email or a thank you note. Take this opportunity to tell your interviewing managers that you appreciate their time and effort, and at the same time, letting them know that you are looking forward to hearing from them again.
This would be the best time to ask about when you might be hearing from them if you did not get a chance to ask during the interview itself. The optimal time to send this email would be a day or two after, and best to keep it short and straight to the point.
So, the promised date of the response has arrived, and you are eagerly waiting for the hiring manager’s email to pop up anytime in your inbox. But alas, the sun has set, and the working hours of the day has passed. Do not fret! Give them a bit more time, one week to be exact.
If within one week and you still did not get a reply, then it’s time to act. The follow-up email. It might be possible that the organization could have considered other candidates before you. And the situation might be that the chosen candidates do not take the role. Here’s where you come in and remind them that you’re still interested in the job.
The follow-up email, just like the appreciation note, should be short and snappy. Tell them that you’re excited about the role and offer them any additional information they might need to help them with the selection. End off with your positive anticipation to hearing from them soon.
When all is said and done, and you receive the news that you are not selected for the job, the last step to take is to ask for professional feedback. Remember to thank them again for taking the time and that you enjoyed the interview process. Ask if there are any constructive feedback they would give so that you can improve.
This is a golden opportunity many job seekers tend to miss out on. By receiving feedback, it opens up room for improvement. But do not be disheartened if you don’t receive a reply as many hiring managers might be too busy to reply.
Though it may be a tiring and exhausting process, the journey for a better career continues. Happy job hunting, and may you get the best outcome you desire.
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