The job interview is all done! Now comes one of the hardest parts.... the waiting game!
After an interview, candidates often sit back and wait anxiously for the phone to ring. Instead of just stressing about how you thought the interview went and constantly checking your phone for missed calls, let’s be proactive and see what to do in regards to a post-interview follow up.
Before the interview finishes, make sure you ask what the next step is and when they expect to notify candidates of their decisions. That way you will have a time frame of when you should follow up.
Soon after the interview
It may sound old fashioned, but some things have a timeless appeal; a thank-you note is one of them. It could be a note, a letter, a phone call or even an email; the point is to send a follow up a day or two after an interview. Your thank-you note/email should be simple, letting them know you appreciated them meeting with you and you look forward to hearing back on their decision. It also shows you have enthusiasm and you really would like to join their team. Keep it short, simple and professional—remember they are busy running a practice.
Write an email or make a phone call
So, it’s been a few days after they said they would notify candidates, and you still haven't heard a thing. Now what?! It is ok to send them another followup email or call them. You can simply write and ask them about the process and let them know how much you are interested in the job. Do not be overbearing and email them every day. There could be a number of reasons they haven't called — they might not have finalized their decision yet, vacation, illness; but regardless, you do need to be patient and respectful.
Finally! You received an email from their office, but it may be something different from what you expected! It could be an email saying that you have been hired, or it might be an email notifying you that they haven't made a decision yet and to wait a few days, or one might bring some disappointing news. So however it plays out, at least the waiting is over and you know what is happening. Always remember that every impression counts. So, you should always be professional, courteous and always remain enthusiastic. Even if you didn’t get the job, you should not be disappointed. Just keep on going and be proactive!
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