FOLLOW-UP AND LEAVING A LASTING IMPRESSION
Again, many candidates skip this step. Not a good idea. Especially in today’s hiring environment. Going the extra mile and following up demonstrates to an employer that you will go the extra mile for them and follow up on whatever they may ask you to do in your position. It is professional business etiquette and often will help set you apart from the rest- because so many candidates fail to leave that lasting impression. Should you not be hired for the position you interviewed for, it may help to remind them of you for further hiring decisions they need to make. So how do you professionally follow up? We have a few tips:
- Always write a brief note – even if it is by email- to remind the interviewer who you are and to make reference to the content of the discussion you had during the interview. Express that you enjoyed meeting them and appreciated their time.
- It is more professional to send an actual Thank You note, handwritten or typed within 48 hours after the interview. There are several reasons for this:
- Keep your name and image in the interviewer’s mind for this hire or future hires. (Emails get deleted quickly)
- Shows that you understand that a personalized touch can make a difference.
- Relays your appreciation of the time they took to meet with you and possibly consider you for a position at their company.
- When a future employer has had a good impression of you, a good interview with you and then receives follow up correspondence, a positive outcome is more likely.
- Speaks to your enthusiasm about the possibility of being selected for the position and working for the company.
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