The interview process can be a stressful experience to go through. However, the stresses of making a good impression do not stop once the interview is over. Many job seekers dread the follow-up process and how to tactfully go about it. Below are tips to help you skillfully reach out to your potential employer after your interview.
- Inquire about the next steps in the process before leaving your interview. Gather as many details as you can from your potential employer so that you do not end up inundating them with requests for additional information later.
- Send a thank you note the following day. By sending a thank you note out quickly you demonstrate to potential employers that you are grateful for and understand the value of their time. It also demonstrates how enthusiastic and serious you are about the potential position.
- Connect with them on social media. Linkedin is a great tool for professional development and networking, and should be used as such. Whether or not you land the position, connecting with individuals in your professional area can open a large platform of opportunity.
- If the process seems to be taking longer than expected, reach out periodically to continuously express interest. However, make sure you are doing it in a non-harassing, professional manner so that you do not inadvertently drive the potential employer away.
Use these interview follow-up tools to impress potential employers and help you secure the job you have been searching for.