Hopefully by now you are at the stage of your career hunting that you could use some help properly following up with the company you are applying to. Every step of your job search is important and deserves an equal consideration before executing best practices. After you’ve updated your resume, found that perfect job, and had your frist interview with the company of your dreams, you’re ready to do your post interview follow up.
As someone who has had many interview experiences, a number of jobs over the past 7 years, and works as a consultant, I’ve come to learn what tends to work as a post meeting/interview follow up. Here are just a few great ideas you can try with your current opportunity:
- Most people follow up with an email to everyone that was part of the interview process. How about leaving the hiring manager or HR manager a voicemail after-hours? When they arrive the following day, they will be presented with a personal voicemail from you, putting you top of mind when they start thinking about potential candidates.
- In most interviews, you learn a few of the current challenges the company is facing, whether it’s a challenge for the position at hand or the persons you are speaking to in the interview. If you believe there are some insights you can offer them, take the time after your interview to compose an email, and express your ideas.
- When the employer starts to contact your references, which typically concludes the first interview (only if you are a possible candidates), have your reference interview the company. Yes, instead of the employer performing their typical review process, have your reference interview them, and ensure they are the right company for you.
Give these best practices a try on your next post interview follow up. You will find quickly that they are going to better your chances as a possible candidate.