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What To Do After the Job Interview

  • Before ending a job interview, be sure to ask about “next steps.” What happens next? When? Ask if it’s okay for you to follow-up.
  • The first thing to do after an interview is send a thank you note. You can send it via email, snail mail, or even drop it off at the company in person the next day.
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, so to speak. Continue to apply for — and interview for — other positions even as you follow up on this interview.
  • Conduct a search on LinkedIn and see if you can find an existing contact who works for the target employer, or someone you know who is connected with a current employee.
  • Reach out to your network, especially if the contact works at your target company. He or she may be able to provide insight about the competition and your chances for a second interview.
  • While you wait for the next step, conduct salary research so you are prepared to negotiate your salary if you’re offered the job.
  • If the interview revealed any specific gaps in your skills or education that can be addressed while you await a second interview, start working on that now.
  • Continue to conduct research and prepare for the next round of interviews.
  • Make a phone call to follow up. You likely will have to leave a voice mail message if you don’t reach the hiring manager directly, so be prepared with what you want to say!
  • Follow up, as appropriate, until you receive the next interview, a job offer, or you find out that another candidate has been hired.

Keep an eye out for PART 7 in the series: Tips for Success In Your Jobs Search……Information provided by Carolyn from Total Resumes

Carolyn Whitfield
An executive resume writer, Certified Executive Resume Master, and Expert LinkedIn profile writer, contact her today. Carolyn can help you get interviews for your dream job and bring the world of business to you by maximising your exposure and connections on LinkedIn.

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