Whether your most recent interview went well or not, most likely you are relieved that it’s over. Getting to interview stage in this competitive job market is an achievement, of which most people should be proud, regardless of whether they might get the job or not. But it’s important to remember that the work doesn’t stop once the interview is complete. The next stages can be crucial in the result of the meeting. Here are the best ways to follow-up after an interview and increase your chances of getting the job.
Using a handy little invention named email, it’s VERY important to send a thank you email. This needed be anything long or spectacular. Just make sure you thank them for their time, express that you enjoyed meeting them and look forward to their feedback. Here you’ve killed three birds with one stone; showing your gratitude, showing your eagerness and prompting a response. This is best done on the same day of the interview, or first thing the next day.
In an increasingly paperless world, receiving post is becoming more of a novelty. Most people’s email inboxes are flooded daily, so an email will go down well but won’t stick in their minds. Consider sending a handwritten letter and you will spark inquisitiveness in the receiver. Handwriting it is a useful technique to make your letter stand out from junk mail, but if you really struggle with handwriting, executive resume service suggests you to consider just the envelope, and type the rest.
It’s always good to try and network with the people you meet, whether they end up employing you or not. A great way to do this is LinkedIn. You’re giving the interviewer a great way to keep in touch with you. Instead of an out of the blue invitation, it’s best to ask them at the end of the interview if they’re on Linked In, and if so can you connect with them. If you forget to do this then don’t worry. Put a link to your profile in your thank you email so that they can connect with you. At this stage, inviting them to view you on Linked In is enough, don’t go as far as showing your Twitter or Facebook profiles, as they may feel you are coming across unprofessional.
It’s frustrating when you have an interview and never hear from the employers again – something that happens surprisingly often. By making the first steps to get in touch with the interviewer, you will hugely increasing the chances of a reply and/or response.