Following up after an interview is a vital part of your job search. Not only do you remain foremost in the interviewer’s mind, but you also provide reasons why you are the best candidate for the role. Here are four examples of how following up can help you get the job.
Thank the Interviewer for Their Time
Sending a thank-you note within 24 hours of your interview shows appreciation for the interviewer’s time. For example, email a quick note expressing gratitude for the interviewer taking the time to talk with you. Mention two or three main points you discussed so that you stand out in the interviewer’s mind. Close by expressing your interest in talking with the interviewer again soon.
Check in with the Interviewer
Following up lets you check in with the interviewer. If you have not heard from the interviewer within four or five days after your interview, send the interviewer a quick email. Thank the interviewer for meeting with you and ask for an update on the hiring decision. Also, ask whether the interviewer has any additional questions for you or needs more information. Chances are interviews are still being conducted, the hiring manager is out of the office or another work commitment took priority, which is why you have not heard anything.
Demonstrate Value to the Company
Following up shows additional ways you can add value to the company. You can mention a helpful idea you thought of after your interview, a question you should have asked or another example that highlights your abilities. Send a follow-up note to show you are still thinking about the interview and want to help the organization. Ask for an update on whether a hiring decision was made, then mention your suggestion or ask your business question. This shows you are still interested in and excited about the role and shows why you are the top candidate. Also, offering a business solution sets you apart from the competition and demonstrates you taking the initiative to solve problems.
Move Forward with Other Opportunities
Following up helps you more forward with your job search. For example, if you received a job offer from Company B but you truly want to work for Company A, you can send a quick email letting Company A know you were offered a position elsewhere but may turn it down to work for Company A. If Company A does not extend you an offer, you can either work for Company B or continue your job search.
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