What Should I Do After My Interview?
Once you’ve nailed the interview you need to take the necessary steps to maintain your momentum. This doesn’t mean that it’s time to sit back and wait for the phone to ring — take action, and make the most out of the interview process.
Review Your Interview
A great interview experience might tempt you to put the search on hold for a bit, but researchers say that this is the perfect time to assess yourself and learn from your experiences. Take a few minutes after your appointment to write down your highs and lows of the interview. What did you do well? What could you improve on for next time?
Contact Your References
If you supplied references during your interview, contact them and give a head’s up. Your references most likely already have consented to help you in the interview process, but letting them know that they may be contacted by your prospective employer is just good common courtesy.
Write a “Thank You”
According to Erik Bowitz of Resume Genius, following up is “not an option; it’s an expected courtesy.” Your follow-up shouldn’t be a lengthy letter. Simply express your gratitude for the interview. You can even include a formal follow up thought based on a specific interview question.
You shouldn’t stop your search for a job until you’re signing paperwork that commits you to a position. Just because the interview went well doesn’t mean that the job is yours. Continue your job hunt with passion and diligence.
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