Follow up After Interview
Remember to get your interviewer's business card or contact information before you leave the interview so that you can send a thank you note to each of your interviewers within 24 hours of the interview. Also provide any additional information or documents requested from you. Your expression of gratitude is an opportunity to reiterate your interest in the position and company while making a favorable impression on the interviewer.
- Try to reference something specific about the interview and highlight a particular experience, skill or strength that make you distinctly qualified for the position.
- Reiterate anything said about further contact.
- Add any brief points you may have neglected or need to clarify from the interview.
- Thank them for their time.
Handwritten notes are a great personal touch to follow up with. Consider taking blank thank you cards with you to the interview and then going to another space after your interview to write notes for each of your interviewers. You can then drop the notes off at the front desk for your interviewers.
Once the interview has ended, take an opportunity to reflect on your experience. Evaluate the high points, your particular strengths as an interviewer and areas that warrant improvement. Based on the information you gathered from the interviewer, continue to gauge your interest and fit for the position, as well as any reservations you may have and how you can resolve them if an offer is extended to you. Your self-assessment will guide you in refining your skills during interviews and other situations where you must present yourself professionally.
- 68%of recruiters believe that simply sending a thank you note can affect the decision-making process (InterviewFocus 2021).