After a lengthy search process, countless resumes, cover letters and applications, you finally landed an interview with a great company. And better still, it seemed to go really well. Nothing to do now but kick back and wait to hear back from them, right?
Not if you’re serious about getting that job. There’s still one more thing you can do to really set yourself apart in the employer’s mind – follow up. Not sure how to do it? Here are some tips to make sure your follow-up hits the right note.
Actually do it
First and foremost, actually follow up! Employers like to see genuine interest from candidates, and following up after the interview is a great way to communicate your enthusiasm and make a lasting impression.
However, while enthusiasm for the job is great, be careful not to overdo it. A simple written thank-you message – through email or the post office – goes a long way. If you don’t hear back after a few days, one more follow-up, whether via email or a phone call, should be enough to find out where you stand. If they still don’t get in touch with you after that, it’s time to move on.