Interviewing for a job is a long, complicated and complex process.
Basically, when a person is interviewed for a job, there are several aspects that one should keep in mind when each interview round is over and also after the entire job application process is completed.
Checking status after the job interview:
What to expect when waiting for a phone call after the interview? Keeping in mind that the interview process is not completed unless and until you have joined a company, this article suggests what you should do after you have given a job interview and some other tasks/things to do after the interview.
Want to do / things to do after your job interview
Job search should continue
Firstly, continue your job search.
The quote “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is appropriate here – your odds are not 100% clear.
Logically, you should not put a freeze on your job search efforts until the moment you sign the job contract.
In addition, once the interview is over and you have left the interview location, you should reassess/reevaluate how the interview went and how you could improve the experience.
Quite frankly, the first ten minutes of an interview is enough for the interviewer as well as the interviewee to get a gut feeling whether they will hire the person If you could have a graphical visualization of your interview, you should try to remember some of the replies that you gave or some replies that the interviewer gave and gauge whether you would be considered for the next interviewing process or not.
To sum up, this is the right time to evaluate your interviewing performance. With your new gained experience, you have the necessary tools to prepare yourself for the next job interview.
After an interview, thank you email/letter
One of the first things that you should keep in mind after the interview is networking.
After you have given the job interview, make sure that you send a thoughtful thank you letter or email. The corporate world today is all about networking and sending the right vibes to people. Sending a thank you note or an email will only emphasize your professionalism and will serve in making a good impression on the interviewer and the other people involved.
For further reading: Thank You Letter after an Interview
Follow up phone call after an interview
Another aspect to remember is to continue with the right type of networking and contacting.
The best way to keep in contact is by calling up the people concerned on a regular basis. This helps in keeping your picture in their mind as well as creating an idea that you are genuinely interested in the job opportunity.
Get to a Phone: needless to say, you should only call the company after a certain amount of time.
Additionally, keep in mind that if the calls are made hurriedly and without proper gaps in between, you may come across as a person who is more desperate for a job than a professional should be.
Whom to call: Another thing to keep in mind is the person whom you are supposed to call. Some companies would like and allow the interviewer to keep in contact with the interviewee, and some companies would like the interviewee to contact the company directly.
Time to call: The time to call the interviewer or company is also quite important. Usually, people are too rushed in the mornings and would not have time to have a calm conversation with you. However, after lunch and an hour before the day ends is a good time to catch the interviewer with some time on his or her hands.
Ask them: During an interview, you could also ask them when you can expect a call or ask when would be the right time to call.
For further reading: Calling after interview.
Inform your references
Nowadays, most interviews require references to be given at the very beginning of the interview, if you have given references to the interviewer, make sure that you call up the reference people and inform them that you have given their names and contact details as references. You may also direct your references as to what to say when asked. This depends on the closeness of your relationship.
The above are the external activities that you have to conduct once you have attended an interview. However, there are some aspects that you should carry out on a personal level.
You may be interested in reading these articles:
• Signs of a Good Interview
• Signs of a Bad Interview
• Follow Up Phone Call after an Interview
and Thank You Letter after an Interview.