Following up on your post-interview process is a crucial step to securing your dream job and we're sure you would want to grab onto any opportunities that come your way.
Having gone for an interview and is unsure of what you should do to follow up on your interview? Fret not, in this article we will be providing you with some help by covering some key pointers on what you can do during your job application process.
#1 Crafting Your Follow Up Email
You can first start by sending them a thank you email after the interview to thank them for their time and make sure to check for any grammatical errors in the email as you do not want to leave any bad impression.
Tips when you are writing the email:
Write a clear subject line to thank the interviewers
Address the interviewer by their name
Restate your interest in the job
Refresh the interviewer’s memory of you by bringing up a topic that has been discussed during the interview and if there is something that you would like to improve on
Close off the email with your basic contact details such as your contact number, email and name
#2 Best Time to Follow Up on Your Interview
It is best to send the thank you email within 24 hours after the interview while you are still fresh in the interviewer's memory. Before you leave an interview, always remember to ask about their recruitment timeline so that you will be able to get a rough gauge on when you will be hearing from them. However, if it slipped your mind do not worry, just check-in regarding their recruitment period when you send in your thank-you email.
#3 Why Should I Follow Up on My Interview when I will be Notified if I Get the Job Offer Anyways?
A follow-up email makes you look professional and shows that you are sincere about the job. It allows you to stay connected with your prospective employer and may help to speed up the decision-making process. This is especially beneficial for you when you receive multiple offers from different companies. Having this said, I’m sure that having things under your control would allow you to better plan your future.
#4 Prepare for the Next Interview While Waiting for Your Interview Results
One personal tip would be that it is best not to put your eggs into one basket and try to apply and go for multiple interviews to have a backup plan. Whether or not your first interview was good, you should still assess your performance and highlight some of the things that you could have done better to prepare yourself for the next opportunity that arises.
#5 Patience is the Key to Success
Job interviews usually take about 2-4 weeks to process as hirers often have to sit through many rounds of interviews for them to come to a decision. Do not panic if you have not heard from them as some job acceptance periods are longer than the others. Be patient with the process and I’m sure you will hear from them soon. All the best!