What to Do After the Job Interview

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Building a resume and the interview process are not enough. you need to do something afterwards to get the job
Building a resume and the interview process are not enough. you need to do something afterwards to get the job | Source
If bad news follows the interview process, do not give up. The next best job is around the corner. This one was possibly not for you. You never know what is in store if you work hard and persist in your efforts.
If bad news follows the interview process, do not give up. The next best job is around the corner. This one was possibly not for you. You never know what is in store if you work hard and persist in your efforts. | Source
Relax and try not to stress out too much while waiting on a response.
Relax and try not to stress out too much while waiting on a response. | Source

These techniques help you with the interview process and then some

Looking for work is a stressful process. For most seekers fortunate enough to get an interview the stress increases. There is the stress associated with not making an error and moving on the the end state of being offered the position. Countless get stuck on what to do next. There is the fear of taking the wrong step and blowing the great chance of being the right candidate for a job opening. The appropriate action makes a difference in whether a second interview of job offer takes place next or even getting hired. Find out what to do when the hunt gets this far.

Countless individuals simply do nothing after meeting with HR personnel. Simply walk out of the door after a handshake and assume they have completed everything needed to assure they get the job. Hard work is necessary to get an open position. A few more factors influence the outcome of a future profession.

Take these tips and technique to help enforce the fact you are the best candidate for the position. Stand out from the crowd in a positive manner and make your meeting unforgettable.

What to do before leaving a meeting

Ask how soon a decision pertaining to the opening plans to be finalized. Let them know you plan to follow up on the progress with a phone call or email to the interview person. This puts an emphasis on the importance placed on the job opportunity.

This conversation works best when the interview is over and a more casual atmosphere is felt. Generally both parties are still seated and the mood feels more laid back. If you feel a more relaxed atmosphere is not the impression, standing to shake hands to leave the meeting works just as well.

Say thank you

Although you have already thanked the person or staff you met with after the interview, more is necessary in this regard. Say thank you again in a slightly different form. The gesture is made in the form of a follow up phone call or email. Gain the address from a business card.

Generally a business card or email address information is provided for the hiring person you had the appointment with. You need to make a thank you phone call at the very least. If you have an email address use it to say the same thing in the form of a detailed professional exchange in written form. If more than one person interviewed you, send an individual one to each member of the staff separately. Do not CC or BC.

Professional business atmosphere is the surrounding portrayed with the phone call and email. Avoid any type of casual banter or chatting. If they ask about your day or the weather, give a brief answer and never display any rudeness.

A thank you is common in the first couple of days after meeting.

What if you do not hear back after the follow up email?

Generally, when a job seeker sends an email to an interviewer they receive a response. They discover if the job has been assigned to another candidate or if the process is still ongoing.

Sometimes it will be a bottled or cut and paste one sent back in response lacking a personal touch, but one nonetheless. If they are inundated with lots of emails receiving this type of response is certainly better than nothing. What do you do when you do not hear back?

It is perfectly okay to send another one. You are worthy of a response back on the matter of the open position. After investing your time to prepare and go to the interview, the least they can do is send a reply. Wait at least a couple of days and send a second email.

There are times when more than four or five hours are invested into the endeavor. This is in the form of reviewing, rehearsing, practicing and going to and from the meeting. This doesn’t even count the couple of hours connecting with someone in the interview process. If you spent money on new dress attire this count as well. At the very least you rate a response for what you have invested.

They typically will tell you if you are being considered and if more time is needed. The hiring individual will also advise if they are moving forward with another candidate or where the open position stands now.

If they have another candidate for the position

If the reply is another person will be hired, understand this happens. Do not lose confidence. Use this as a learning opportunity. It is always okay to ask what this candidate has you lacked. Generally receiving one or two reasons they were better for the work than you works well. Do not disregard what they have shared. Use it to make your next resume or interview better.

Always remain professional when receiving bad news concerning the open position. Remember, this company or business will have openings in the future. They always do. This person could not work out or even accept the position and they return to you as a second choice. If the negative report is met with professional courtesy, you are remembered in a positive manner and do not sabotage your own efforts to find a job.

In conclusion

After the job interview your work is not done when it comes to getting hired. Follow these simple steps to make certain you stand out from others searching to fill the same open position. Making certain you are recognized for your communications skills, follow up techniques and how perfect you are for the job will all be done knowing what to do after the interview.

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herbacoachtommy 3 years ago from Sweden

Nice article,yes it is important do to a follow up after the job interviews

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