For jobseekers, a lot rides on the job interview itself. This is an opportunity for both the applicant and employer to ask questions and see if the other is a good fit. The ultimate success of an interview can often be aided by effectively following up afterward.
Skipping down to page 53 in our Smart Start Guide, you’ll see a section on being proactive after the interview (page 10 if you just have the PDF of the chapter on interviewing). Here are a few of the tips:
Generally a week is an appropriate amount of time to wait before following up if you haven’t heard anything from the employer.
Make a list of specific ways you can improve for your next interview.
Send the employer a follow up thank you letter.
These are just a few tips to get you started. Read through our chapter on interviewing for more guidance, and good luck during your next interview!
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