You wrote the perfect résumé. You immediately landed an interview with the employer. You nailed the interview — and you’re almost certain they cherished you. Still, there’s a huge chance that you can mess it all up.
Your follow-up has a greater influence in the process than you may understand. The nature of your follow up can enhance a good interview, or harm it. Not sending a thank you email quickly enough (or by any means!), for example, can genuinely hurt your chances — as can checking in too much. Catching up with hiring managers is precarious on the grounds that it’s not generally simple to gage your standing; and a great deal is in question. Nonetheless, if the method is correct, you would directly be able to ask where you stand, however that is a major ‘if.’ You need to look interested — yet not very rowdy, edgy, or eager. Things being what they are, how might you strike that flawless adjust?
The initial follow-up
A thank you email ought to go out that evening on the off chance that you met in the morning, or first thing in the morning in the event that you met with them late in the evening the day before. Hiring managers are gaging your excitement, and by being expeditious, your activity says a lot. It likewise indicates regard for their chance. Given two similarly qualified competitors, the person who is more responsive (inside reason) is generally viewed as a better candidate. Likewise, they may have met with a modest bunch of candidates that day. You need to remain on their radar, so sending a card to say thanks is one simple approach.
The card to say thanks can and ought to be an exceptionally engaging piece of the interview procedure for you. For example, by saying what interests you about the office and additionally organization subsequent to having met the key players, you’re showing your listening capacities, how you process data, and how you apply it in offering ‘the fit.’ It’s your chance to showcase yourself and exhibit how well you fit into the corporate culture.
A few days after they said you’d hear from them
Ideally you asked, “When would I be able to hear from you again?” or “When do you hope to settle on a decision?” in the interview. On the off chance that you did, and they said a particular day or time span (“By the end of one week from now” or “By Monday,” and so on.) it’s adequate to check in a couple of days after that date passes.
When they ask you to check in one more time
Maybe their email said something like, “We are as still interviewing other candidates and ought to settle on a choice soon. In the event that you don’t get notification from me by Thursday, please don’t hesitate to follow up.” If in this way, feel free to do only that!