When interviewing for a job, it’s important to prepare so you can knock the interview out of the park. But what about afterwards? Should you just sit by the phone and wait for it to ring? Of course not. Here are 4 things you should do after the interview is over.
Get good contact info: When leaving an interview, ask for business cards or email addresses of those who interviewed you. Ask if there is a timeline for making a decision on the position and find out who you should follow up with.
Write down everything you can think of: As soon as you get a chance, write down your thoughts in as much as detail as possible. How did you feel about the interview? Was there a good vibe in the office? What was your impression of the people that you met? Use this information as you go through the process.
Email your interviewers: Within 24 hours, make sure to send emails to your interviewers and thank them for their time and consideration. Use this message as an opportunity to remind the company why you are the right person for the job.
Keep looking: No matter how good you feel about an interview, or how much you want the job, don’t quit looking for other positions. There’s no guarantee you’ll get the first job you want, so you don’t have time to sit around and wait on a job offer.