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Follow-Up Tips: After the Interview

You had a great interview with a potential employer. Congratulations! Now, how and when should you follow up? Check out our tips.

After the interview...

Day 1:

Follow up with a thank you note by mail or email. Handwritten notes can earn you extra points, but use your judgment based on your impression of the organization. Keep it concise. Reiterate your interest in the position. Mention one specific thing that was impressive or memorable.

Within 2 weeks:

If you haven’t heard back within two weeks, follow up with an email or phone call reiterating your interest and that you’re looking forward to hearing from them. Remember, you’re not out of the running because you haven’t heard back. People get busy. This is a friendly reminder to keep you at the top of their mind.

No response after 2 follow-ups:

Wait at least a week between follow-ups. If you still haven’t heard back, assume another candidate has been selected and set your sights on the next opportunity!

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