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10 things to do after every
job interview.
The top 10 things you must do after
every job interview.
1. Send a Follow-Up Note.
A few days following the interview, send the manager a follow-
up note via e-mail or for the personal touch through snail ...
2. Establish the Timeline.
When the interview concludes, inquire about the timeline.
This includes getting a firm or prospective date about when the
...
3. Reflect on a less than stellar
performance.
If you feel your interview went less than ideal, take a moment
reflect on the experience. What would you have done
differe...
4. Follow-Up...Again.
Be sure to check in with the hiring manager periodically to find
out the status of the hiring process. Keep the follow-up ...
5. Re-examine your Desire for
the position.
After the interview, there will be time to reflect about whether
the job is actually right for you. Ask yourself if you ar...
6. Patience is key.
The hiring process takes longer than you might think. "US
News & World Report" points out that hiring for a position has
n...
7. Apply for Other Jobs.
Don’t stop looking for work while waiting on one interview no
matter how well you feel the interview went. There might be
...
8. Move-On.
Don’t sit by the phone or constantly worry about past
interviews. After the interview is over, and you have completed
your...
9. Explain Yourself
Never make excuses for an error, but you can explain one in a
follow-up letter to the employer. If you felt your answers t...
10. Be Careful with Apologies.
You might feel your interview went poorly, but don’t
automatically assume the hiring manager thought the same.
You should ...
Find more ways to win a job at:
www.interviewquestions247.com
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The Top 10 Things You Must Do After Every Job Interview

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You knocked it out of the park in the interview and your resume couldn't have been more perfect.

But, now you sit and wait.

Want to take a bit more of a handle of the situation? Rest assured, there is proper after-interview etiquette that can not only show your appreciation for the interviewer and company's time, but to help keep you top of mind.

Check out our handy-dandy slide deck on the top 10 things you must do after every job!

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The Top 10 Things You Must Do After Every Job Interview

  1. 1. 10 things to do after every job interview. The top 10 things you must do after every job interview.
  2. 2. 1. Send a Follow-Up Note.
  3. 3. A few days following the interview, send the manager a follow- up note via e-mail or for the personal touch through snail mail. Don’t just thank the manager for his time; instead, reiterate that you are very much interested in the position. Be sure to add a few additional points from what you discussed during your interview.
  4. 4. 2. Establish the Timeline.
  5. 5. When the interview concludes, inquire about the timeline. This includes getting a firm or prospective date about when the manager plans to make his or her decision. By doing so, you create your own sense of when it would be appropriate to follow up.
  6. 6. 3. Reflect on a less than stellar performance.
  7. 7. If you feel your interview went less than ideal, take a moment reflect on the experience. What would you have done differently? Was there one questions or comment that you wish you could do over? Keep it positive!
  8. 8. 4. Follow-Up...Again.
  9. 9. Be sure to check in with the hiring manager periodically to find out the status of the hiring process. Keep the follow-up within the time-frame given to you, but don’t check-in daily or even every other day. Spread out your inquiries and don’t sound aggressive or anxious during them.
  10. 10. 5. Re-examine your Desire for the position.
  11. 11. After the interview, there will be time to reflect about whether the job is actually right for you. Ask yourself if you are the right fit for the job, if the people and culture of the new job work for you, and, most importantly, if you would be happy working there. Sometimes, interviewees realize the job is not right for them, or that there are better opportunities, once they reflect after an interview.
  12. 12. 6. Patience is key.
  13. 13. The hiring process takes longer than you might think. "US News & World Report" points out that hiring for a position has numerous hurdles, such as hiring managers going out of town, scheduling issues and human resources delays to name a few. Be patient during your wait, and don’t assume that just because you haven’t heard anything means you didn’t get the job.
  14. 14. 7. Apply for Other Jobs.
  15. 15. Don’t stop looking for work while waiting on one interview no matter how well you feel the interview went. There might be other candidates in the same position. Continue to send out applications and resumes, and setup more interviews while waiting to hear back about interviews already completed.
  16. 16. 8. Move-On.
  17. 17. Don’t sit by the phone or constantly worry about past interviews. After the interview is over, and you have completed your follow-ups, move on mentally. If the employer doesn’t call, don't waste time and energy stressing over a position you never had.
  18. 18. 9. Explain Yourself
  19. 19. Never make excuses for an error, but you can explain one in a follow-up letter to the employer. If you felt your answers to interview questions were poor or that you left something out, send a professional follow-up letter that explains this to the hiring manager. Only do so if you know the hiring manager made a note of your poor answers.
  20. 20. 10. Be Careful with Apologies.
  21. 21. You might feel your interview went poorly, but don’t automatically assume the hiring manager thought the same. You should never apologize to a hiring manager if you think your interview went poorly. The only possible exceptions would include a slip-up such as referring to the hiring manager by the wrong name.
  22. 22. Find more ways to win a job at: www.interviewquestions247.com

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