Enough can’t be said about the significance of follow up after a job interview. It would be a shame to lose the opportunity of a new and great job just because you were less considerate than your competitors. Also, this is a great chance for you to clear up some misunderstandings that appeared during the interview and to present yourself in a favorable manner with well-thought presentations.
At the end of the interview, make sure to request a business card from the recruiter. In this way, you will have all the needed contact information and also you will show the interviewer that you possess attention to details and that you are interested in this job. It wouldn’t be professional from you to address the recruiter with a wrong title or name when following up.
Analyze the overall tone of the discussion and decide if you can request further details concerning the approximate date when the decision will be made. In contrast, if the recruitment process announces itself to be a complex one, you will need to know more about the future interviews and about your possibilities of following up. There is no recipe to teach you how to receive the information you need, but the advice is to inquire respectfully about the future parts of the process. With this information in hand, it will be easier to plan future communication.
The easiest and most practical way of following up is by writing an e-mail. However, if you see that your recruiter is more of a traditional person, opt for a handwritten or typed letter. You can even recur to both, thus making sure that your message will be received.
In the first part of your e-mail or letter, make sure to thank for the opportunity of being called for an interview. Now it’s time to insist on those points that seemed to be important at the interview, but were insufficiently debated and explained during it. Also, mention some of your skills and abilities and strengthen your words with variousstories.
The process of hiring is developing and you must be among the final candidates. But how could you attract your possible employer? You should show that you can perform tasks better than other candidates and this will be made in a letter.
With this advice in mind, you are now prepared to participate to interviews and after that you can wait for a favorable decision.