Interview Follow Up

Follow-up is critical. It is an opportunity to build upon your first impression. Many companies wait for your follow-up and eliminate anyone who fails to do so.

During the Interview
Collect business cards; give them your card. If you are not currently employed, or do not have business cards, have a generic one made up with your contact information on it. Take notes related to job duties and major points discussed.

After the Interview
Critique your performance immediately after the interview. Make additional notes on important points requiring more explanation that could be addressed in a second interview. Write to the interviewer within 24 hours. You may fax or e-mail if appropriate, but also mail a hard copy on good quality paper.

Follow-Up Letter

One typed page expressing appreciation for their time and restating your interest in the job with a brief recap of how your qualifications meet the needs of the company. Close with another statement of your strengths, your belief that you can perform the job successfully, and a statement that you will call at a specific time to follow up on the process. Asking for the job is not only appropriate; it is a must.

Fax, E-Mail or Phone Making The Decision
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