Follow up

Follow up

Follow up

The follow-up is an important part of the interview process.

As soon as possible after the interview, while the discussion is still fresh in your mind, write a thank you note to each individual you spoke with. If you have neat handwriting, a hand-written thank you note is a nice touch; otherwise type and print your letter or use e-mail. Cite something specific that the interviewer told you that you are especially excited about. (Look back at your interview notes, if you have a hard time remembering detailed examples.) You can also reemphasize your strengths or describe something you did not get the chance to bring up during the interview. Be polite and convey your continued interest in the position If you are unsure of the spelling of someone’s name, be sure to call the receptionist and ask.

If the interviewer provided a timeframe for the hiring decision, do not contact them again until that date has passed. Otherwise, allow a week or two to pass before inquiring further. If you have not heard by then, you may follow up with an e-mail or phone call to inquire about the status of the decision. In the meantime, continue your job search to identify additional opportunities and create options for yourself.