After The Job Interview

After you wow the employer at the job interview, you must follow up after the job interview to ensure they remember you and keep you at the top of the list.

Things To Do After The Job Interview

  • Write a hand-written thank you letter or card to the person who interviewed you, making sure to re-affirm the qualities and skills you can bring to the company to help them fill their needs.
  • Depending on what you're told at the end of the interview, don't harass the recruiter or hiring manager with constant calls about the position.  Only call them if you don't hear from them in the time-frame they had stated you would be contacted.
  • Prepare for additional interviews - many employers have 2-3 or more people interview top candidates to ensure they're making a good hiring decision.
  • Keep your options open - even if you think this is THE job, continue to pursue other opportunities.
  • Don't get discouraged if you don't get the position. Another candidate may have been a better match, and there may be a better opportunity for you elsewhere. Stay positive and remain focused on the future. Use the experience to learn from it. What could you have done differently? How can you better market your skills in the next interview?

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." - Auguste Rodin

If you are offered a job, congratulations! Do your homework on salary negotiation before accepting the position.

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