After attending an interview, many candidates sit back and wait to hear from the employer.
However, following up can increase your chances of getting to the next stage of the process and ultimately winning the job.
Send a follow up email
To make sure you’re still fresh in the interviewer’s memory, send it within an hour of the interview or as soon as possible, especially if it’s a phone interview. The email gives you another chance to impress but be careful to not come across as desperate.
Use it to thank the interviewer for their time and reinforce your strengths and skills. Remind them of why you will be a good fit for the position and mention that you look forward to having the chance to meet with them again.
Proofread the email
Ensure you get the correct titles, names and contact details of the people who interviewed you (ideally ask for a business card at the interview). It’s a good idea to get a friend or family member to double check it before you hit send.
Even if you feel confident that you’ll get the job, keep applying for other opportunities as the recruitment process can often take weeks or months.
Following up will help you to stand out from other candidates and put you that inch further towards winning the job.