Having a successful Job Interview is just one part of the deal. Afterward, you need to follow-up. Here’s how to follow-up after a Job Interview to leave a stunning impression!
Within 24 hours of an Interview a Thank You note should be sent to each person with whom you met.
Don’t send it in the mail! That is too slow and simply not done anymore. Grab business card of each person you meet so you have the correct spelling of their names and email addresses.
How to Follow-Up after a Job Interview to Leave a Stunning Impression?!
- Spell-check and proofread your Thank You and Follow Up notes.
- Reading what you write out loud to yourself often catches mistakes.
- Follow-Ups should be done after 4 weeks of your last Interview.
Job Interview Follow-Up Secrets
SECRET #1: Don’t ever send a group Thank You note – make the effort and send each person their own Thank You note. Even if it’s an identical note, that extra effort makes a difference.
SECRET #2: Never send a Thank You note during business hours.
SECRET #3: Never send a Thank You note from your work email address.
SECRET #4: If you have an upcoming OFFER or are in final rounds with another firm, then let other prospective employers know!
Many times when other firms want you there is more serious interest in your candidacy.
Example of a Thank You Note
Dear First Name –
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday in reference to the JOB TITLE opportunity currently available at COMPANY NAME. As a result of our conversation, I was able to learn a great deal about the company and am now further convinced that this is the exact challenge I seek.
My current experience includes various responsibilities, such as ONE EXAMPLE (doing research and analysis on various systems and platforms) and SECOND SAMPLE (daily and monthly account reconciliation of the investment portfolios managed in the firm). This is clearly in line with what your current job opportunity requires. Based on my direct experience in the investment industry, my education from SCHOOL and various certifications and licenses I hold, I am confident of my ability to make a positive contribution to the team.
Thank you again for your time and consideration. I look forward to continuing the interview process and would welcome the opportunity to become a part of COMPANY NAME.
Example of a Follow Up Note
Dear First Name –
I interviewed with you on June 30th in reference to the Investment Associate opportunity. Since it has been several weeks since we last met, I wanted to check in and see where you stood in the interview process.
I remain extremely interested in this opening and would welcome the opportunity to come in and meet with you again to answer any additional questions you may have.
Again, thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
First and Last Name