Over the hundreds of interviews I’ve conducted, I’ve realized that the best ones have been with candidates who have a clear narrative.
After every interview, it is essential to remember that it was an opportunity for you, not an audition. There are no winners or losers.
It’s important to follow up and thank you letter after your interview to continue the conversation and make a lasting good impression on the hiring manager before you think of starting to search for second interview. This is also a sign that you’re professional and confident in your capabilities. However, make sure you don’t get too pushy by bombarding him with a bunch of follow-up calls, emails, or texts. It will just end up making you appear insincere and too eager to take the job. Think about what you want out of this job interview follow up email – are you trying to communicate your excitement? Are you interested in the next steps? You want feedback on why they decided not to hire you? Or maybe all three?
What they really want from an applicant is simple: show enthusiasm for their company, professionalism, and confidence within themselves. After an interview, it’s always a good idea to send a thank you email or letter. This will show that you’re grateful for their time and consideration, which is very important for the hiring manager to see. Even if you don’t hear back after the follow-up, it shows persistence and shows them that you’re interested in the position. This can also make all of your future job search easier. It will take a little bit of time and, sometimes, awkwardness to send another complimentary email to someone who interviewed you. But even if they don’t respond with any feedback, it will only help to grow your network!
Keep your options open while you waiting.
What should you do, is to prepare yourself for negative news. Organizations might make changes in the near future to its vision, there could be a hiring freeze, or a key figure could be preventing you from taking on the job. What should you do, is prepare yourself for negative news.
Organizations might make changes in the near future to its vision, there could be a hiring freeze, or a key figure could be preventing you from taking on the job.