The job interview is a process that is never over until and unless you are actually employed by the company.
Come to think of it, even after the physical interview is done with, you will immediately go into interview mode even if you receive a call from the interviewer.
Along with giving the proper answers and many other aspects that you have covered during the interview, the follow up after the job interview is also a very important aspect.
The follow up of the interview firstly gives the interviewer an idea that you are interested in the job.
Also, the follow up on the job allows you to have a kind of personal interaction with the interviewer, which may also culminate into the edge that you have over other individuals who have applied for the interview.
For examples of thank you email/letter, please refer to: Examples of an Interview Thank You Letter.
Sample Job Interview Follow Up after the Job Interview
Interview Follow up Thank You
1. SMS – Make sure that you have a corporate looking thank you card, which is dispatched to the concerned individual as soon as the interview is over. If the interviewer has shared his or her contact numbers with you, and if you deem it fit, you can even send a short message to their cell phones thanking them for their time.
2. EMAIL – If all else fails, trust the traditional e-mail to send a thank you note to the interviewer, giving them an idea that you are interested in the job.
If the email addresses of everyone who conducted the interview have been shared with you, make sure that you send the email to each and everyone who conducted your interview.
Do not forget the first person who called you for the interview, or even the last individual related to the interview process with whom you met.
The email itself should be semi corporate, and should not insinuate or be too casual. It is best to be strictly professional during the entire interview process until you are actually informed as to whether you have been hired or not.
Timeframe of the follow up after the Interview
Make sure that you send whatever interaction you wish to send within twenty four hours of the interview.
If you send any interaction after, say, three of four days, it will only mean that you have either a newly found interest in the job or that you have appeared for other interviews which have not been as successful as this interview.
Calling the Interviewer
Once the interview is over, the interviewer will give you a timeframe which they think they require to call you.
The interviewer’s not calling you within the time frame may mean a lot of things, so there is no need to panic. It could mean that the interview process is not over, or it could mean that you did not impress the interviewer.
Once twenty four to forty eight hours have passed since the interview, you may call the interviewer about the status of your interview. Calling the interviewer should be done with utmost care. Make sure that you have quiet, and that you have worked on whatever you wish to ask the interviewer.
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