So you've had your interview with your dream job and hopefully it went extremely well, Congratulations! In your eyes you've got this interview in the bag. They seemed extremely interested in you, you gave great eye contact, and even asked follow up questions. So what now? I'll tell you what- interviewing well is great, but your post interview follow up is what lets the employer know how serious you really are about seeking employment at their company.
Here are three ways to follow up after a Job Interview:
- Send a Thank You Note
A prompt thank you note after an interview will always improve the overall impression you left and make you stand out from your competitors. Here's a brief sample thank you note you can send via email.
Dear [Mr./Ms. Last Name]:
Thank you very much for your time today [or yesterday or the date] to interview me for the position of [job title]. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about this job, to meet you and [names of other interviewers], and to see your facility [or offices, location, whatever is appropriate].
[Reference anything you said that seemed important to the interviewer, like: As we discussed, I find the technology related to using cloud computing fascinating and an amazing opportunity for the future, but security is also a major concern.}
I am excited about this opportunity to join [organization name]. Please do not hesitate to email or call me if you have any questions or need any additional information.
I look forward to hearing from you.
- Alert Your References
Remember to give your references a heads up right after your interview. The worst thing is for an employer to call references that don't answer the phone.
- Be Patient
It's common to freak out after days of not hearing from a potential employer. Remember to take job hunting one day at a time.