What to do after a job interview?
You may have had your interview just a few days ago, or it may even be your first interview ever. However, there are some things you may not know that you should avoid doing after your interview and things that the company’s HR department should keep in mind.
Let me help you! Here are the 3 most important things you should do after an interview:
- You can make a big difference with a small gesture. Write a thank you letter. And when I say “letter”, I really mean “letter”. Of course, you can also write an email, but there is a big risk that your mail will never be read because it gets lost in the mass of mails. A phone call can also be very impressive and friendly. A letter is much more personal and shows the company how impressed you are and how much you want the job. Perfect timing is the key here! Don’t wait too long. Send the thank you letter within a day or two of the interviews. Be honest, but don’t suck up too much. That’s usually more annoying than effective.
- Don’t be too shy to ask. I think it’s clear that you shouldn’t call after a day of waiting for an answer to ask if you’re getting the job or not. That comes across as very pushy and insecure. But after two or three weeks of waiting for an answer, it is perfectly legitimate to call the recruiter and ask. Avoid any form of pressure or objections. Simply ask if they need more information about you to decide.
- Ask for feedback. There is always something we could do better or could have done differently. Especially if we have received a rejection. But watch out! This is not the time to give up. Ask for constructive feedback so that next time you know what you can do better and what you need to work on. A tip: Most of the time it is better to call them and talk to them so they are not so good at avoiding your questions and you can see them through better.
Indeed Editorial Team, Was kann man nach dem Vorstellungsgespräch tun?, 30.11.2021
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