HOW TO FOLLOW UP AFTER A JOB INTERVIEW

You’ve just aced the interview. Whether it was a phone call or an in-person meeting, your immediate priority should be to follow up with a thank-you email. You should thank the interviewers for their time, and reaffirm your interest and qualifications for the role. Read our tips on how to do it the right way:

    1. Thank the potential employer for their time 
    2. State your interest in the position and company
    3. Be as specific as possible: say what parts of the job excite you and why
    4. Ask about next steps (before you leave the interview)
    5. Ask if you can connect via LinkedIn
    6. Be brief, friendly, and conversational
    7. Show gratitude 
    8. If possible, collect business cards from everyone you meet during your interview
    9. Send a thank you note within 24 hours to show that you’re interested in the position
    10. Add to the thank you note any significant information that you feel may be appropriate
    11. Refer to a topic discussed in the interview
    12. Write everything down and include names, titles and what you discussed
    13. Evaluate what went right and what went wrong
    14. Learn from your mistakes and successes for next time
    15. Start thinking about the next round
    16. Research things that came up in your first interview
    17. Don’t stalk
    18. Wait 2 weeks before you check in with a polite email
    19. Keep searching
    20. Continue to network
    21. Don’t burn bridges

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