After the Interview Follow Up
A key component of an effective job search is following up after your interview. I can not believe how many job seekers either do not know they should follow up or are afraid to do so. Most job seekers will never really know how many opportunities they have missed for the only reason of not dropping a thank you letter in the mail or sending a quick email of thanks.
There has been times in my professional career that I was having a tough time picking between two highly qualified candidates for a single open position. You know who I hired? The candidate that sent me a thank you letter or email. That investment of under a minute got that person a job.
Professionally following up does not have to be anything "fancy". It is simply showing your potential future employer that you appreciated their time and have interest in working there. If you were that person interviewing possibly hundreds of candidates trying to find the right fit for your company, wouldn't a nice note from someone saying, "I appreciated you taking the time with me." go a long way? You bet it would.
Another common issue I hear is that job seekers are afraid to make a follow up call. They usually say something like "The job interview went great and they said they would call me on Wednesday. It is now Friday. Should I call?" Absolutely! People get busy. Plus, you are probably one of the dozens of people that they have interviewed that week if not that day. Applications get lost and good candidates accidentally get put at the bottom of pile. There is nothing wrong with a quick call to follow up.
In the "After Interview Follow Up Section" we will cover all other post job interview concerns from references, negotiating a job offer, how to compile and put together a list of references along with letters of recommendation.
Interview Follow Up Letter Samples: I was always shocking to me that I would interview literally hundreds of job seekers and maybe a handful would send me a thank you letter. Learn how to write a letter thank you and see a interview follow up letter sample. That letter may be the final push to get you the position. Check Out Our "Interview Follow Up Letter Sample "
Interview Follow Up Email: So you have sent out the thank you letter and never heard anything. What do you do after the thank you letter? Check Out Our "Interview Follow Up Email "
Negotiating a Job Offer: They wants to hire you. Now what? That's great but don't take the first offer. You may be leaving money on the table. Learn how to negotiate a job offer tactfully so you don't hurt yourself. Check Out Our "Negotiate Job Offer "
References for Resume: How to list references and who should be on your reference list. Check Out Our "References for Resume "
Example Resume References: Here is a very simple reference list example. Check Out Our "Example Resume References "
Examples of References: 8 tips for a powerful reference list that will help you get the job. Check Out Our "Examples of References "
References Letters: Learn how to solicit an put together references that will help your career for years to come. Check Out Our "Reference Letters "