Best practices for following up after a job interview
The best place to start is to send a message thanking the interviewer for their time and the opportunity. It’s a great opportunity to remind the interviewer of who you are and to make sure they know that you’re still interested after learning more about the role and the company.
Here are some ideas for how to make a good impression when you follow up after your interview:
1. Send a personalised thank you note
Send a thank you note expressing your appreciation for their time and personalising it by mentioning something fun or interesting that came up in the conversation. Keep it short, professional, and triple check it for typos.
2. Provide additional information
This is your chance to add in any experiences or qualifications that didn’t get a mention during the interview – just be careful to keep it brief, there’s no need to send another version of your resume.
3. Follow up strategically
Be mindful of the timing and frequency of your follow-up. If the interviewer mentioned a specific timeframe for the decision-making process, wait until that time has passed before reaching out. If you haven’t received a response to your initial follow-up, it’s appropriate to send a polite and concise follow-up inquiry after a reasonable period, typically one to two weeks.
We hope you find that by following these three best practices stand out from the competition and make a winning impression on the hiring manager.