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      The Ultimate Guide On How To Follow Up After A Job Interview (Clone)

      Oct 8, 2019 6:20:27 AM / by Glory Ebinama

      You have finished with the job interview, what’s next? Should I wait to be contacted?

      One of the most overlooked parts of the job and interview process is the follow-up process. So, the question is not “should I wait to be contacted?” rather it’s “How do I follow-up after an interview?

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      One of the most overlooked parts of the job and interview process is the follow-up process. So, the question is not “should I wait to be contacted?” rather it’s “How do I follow-up after an interview?

      A good follow-up etiquette can differentiate you from others, but in order to successfully land the job you have to learn the right etiquette.

      Before starting, by now you should have the company’s contact and this does not only mean phone number and email. You should connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Being in contact with the company keeps you up-to-date.

       

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      After the job interview, the interviewer usually will end with a question such as, “do you have any questions?” One of your questions should be “When can I get in touch with you?”

      This type of question generally implies when is it acceptable to follow-up after the interview. Asking this question sometimes signifies that you are truly interested in the job and want to know what’s next. If the interviewer says in a week from now, then do as he says.

       

      Thank You

      After the interview, say thank you to your interviewer. This shows how appreciative you are of them taking their time off work to interview you.

       

      The Post-Interview Thank You Note 

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      Just saying thank you to the interviewer is not enough. Try to go above and beyond. Thank you card should be sent right after the job interview so that the interviewer keeps you in mind.

      Thank you cards should be simple but yet appreciative. All you need is a thank you card and a pen. This will take less than 20 minutes of your time.

      Dear [Name of Interviewer],

      [Thank the interviewer for meeting with you.]

      [List two or three of your qualifications that align with the job position and responsibilities.]

      [One sentence explaining why you’re a great fit for the company culture, goals, or industry.]

      Best Regards,

      [Your Name]

      Add contact information on the back of the thank you card. This should include your phone number, email and address.

       

      What If You Don’t Hear Back From The Job Interview?

      If It’s been a week since your last follow up and still have not heard back, it does not hurt to send a second follow-up. The job process takes a long time especially when there are a lot of applicants. But if it’s been more than 3 weeks since your last follow up, then you probably did not get the job.

      This does not mean you should give up. Keep searching for other job opportunities and follow the follow-up etiquette!

       

      For me information about how to perfect your follow-up etiquette, click here!

       

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