Job interview follow-up
It is possible to ace your job interview and to have all the required
skills, qualifications, and experience and still not get the desired
Why is that?
If you compete against several other high calibre individuals and
one of them has the courtesy to call the interviewer after the job
interview and you don't you may just have lost the chance of a lifetime.
Why call the interviewer after the job interview?
You will get the chance to thank the interviewer for his or her
time and for the way that the interview was conducted. This will
show that you don't assume and take things for granted.
It will also re-affirm positive aspects and ensure that you are
the person remembered.
It shows that you are professional and will also do the same with
clients. You don't assume that the work is according to expectation.
You go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.
You will get the chance to add something not discussed during the
interview. You may for example, just mention that you also have
experience in a specific field which may be to the benefit of the
company or mention that you are willing to relocate. You never know,
that may just be the deciding factor.
If the interviewer is busy, leave a voice mail or a message with
What else should you do after the job interview?
Besides the courtesy call within 24 hours, you will also need to
write a short note which can be emailed. Make sure it reaches the
interviewer within 24 hours, whether you hand deliver, email or
fax it. In the note thank the interviewer for his or time and re-affirm
your interest in the particular position. Make sure there are no
spelling mistakes and that the note is done professionally.
The above two steps can help you get the desired position. Ensure
that you stand out with a job interview follow-up letter.