The way in which you follow up after a job interview can be as important to your job search success as the interview itself. After a job interview, it is critical that you make it known to your potential employer that you are enthusiastic about the job for which you interviewed and the company itself.
In situational interview questions, applicants are asked how they would respond or act in specific situations. The goal of the interviewer is to evaluate your problem-solving skills. They want to put you on the spot to find out how you would handle something with little time to plan. The interviewer also wants to make sure that you can handle the duties of the position, and not create unnecessary conflict. Situational questions are used when screening applicants for all different types of jobs.
After sending in a resume, then securing and “nailing” the interview, many applicants sit back and wait for the phone call letting them know whether or not they got the job. The problem with that approach is that managers and human resource people often conduct many interviews for one position. At some point, the applicants blur together in their memory. Sending a
Business etiquette requires that you send a thank you note to follow up after a job interview. Whether the interview was on the phone or in person, following through with a thank you note can help you stand out among the potential applicants. Although it would be easy to send a single email to a whole list of people, it would also be tacky. Write a personalized email to each person who
Once you’ve completed a job interview, you may breathe a sigh of relief. But your obligations as a potential new hire haven’t ended. You should always follow up after an interview to maintain contact with the company and to leave a positive impression. Following up after an interview gives you another opportunity to stand out from other interviewees and is proper business etiquette. At the minimum,
You just left a wonderful interview for a job you would love to have and you are on cloud nine. As the days pass, your happiness starts to wane–and you wonder if you did make a good impression. At the end of the week, you still have not heard anything–and you wonder if they are still considering you. It is at these times when