Following up after an interview can be a determining factor in whether you’re offered a position. Although you don’t want to be pushy, you need to know where the company is in making a hiring decision. Therefore, it’s important you get in touch both at the right time and in a professional manner. Here are some tips for properly following up after an interview.
Send a Thank You Note
Within 24 hours of your interview, send each interviewer a thank you note. Keep your note brief, friendly and conversational. Express your gratitude for taking the time to meet with you. Reiterate two or three key points that were discussed, along with two or three reasons why you’re the perfect candidate for the role. If you forgot to add information pertinent to the position, do so in your note. As with all correspondence, double-check your spelling and grammar to ensure they’re free from errors. After all, companies hire candidates who clearly communicate and look over their work before submitting it.
When a few days after the hiring deadline have passed, check-in with the main interviewer to see whether they have made a final decision. A quick phone call or email will suffice. Mention the role you applied for and the date a final hiring decision was planned to be made by. Ask for an update and whether you may provide additional information to assist with the decision-making process. Show your enthusiasm for taking over the position and how you can add value to the company. Chances are interviews are still being conducted or the interviewer has been too busy to make a decision.
Stay in Touch
Ask whether they would like to join your LinkedIn network. Periodically send each interviewer articles or information that may be of interest to them. Congratulate them on awards, promotions and other accomplishments. Furthermore, maintain a positive attitude no matter what develops. Building relationships brings additional opportunities that may benefit you in the future.For assistance in securing your ideal finance, accounting, IT or business role, reach out to MFA Talent Management.