How To Land Your Dream Job – Follow Up

by / Tuesday, 20 November 2018 / Published in Uncategorized

You’ve updated your CV, applied for your dream job, been invited to interview and have attended. So, what now? Sit and wait for them to contact you? What is the best post interview etiquette? Here we’ve compiled our list of what to do after an interview.

 

Straight away

You’ve nailed the interview and you are still at the company, the interviewer is thanking you…

  1. Thank them – say thank you to an interviewer for taking the time to speak to you.
  2. Follow ups – let them know that you are available to answer any other questions they may have. You can also find out what the next step in the process is – second stage or when you might be likely to hear.
  3. Handshake – give a firm handshake as you leave and smile.
  4. Park up and stop – grab your pen and notepad, write down everything you remember. This could be useful if there is a second interview. If the interviewer has mentioned something, even if it seems unimportant, then note this down too, as it shows you were listening.

 

Later that evening

Once you’ve got home you should reflect on how the interview went.

  1. Grab something to eat – dessert or coffee and some cake and sit down – you deserve it.
  2. Thank you email – send a thank you email to the interviewer, just a quick note is all that’s needed. Address it directly to the person who interviewed you.
  3. Reflect – use this time to reflect on how you think you did. Were there any questions that you struggled to answer and write them down as something to work on.
  4. The role– write down one reason you are excited about the role. Also reflect how you feel about the company and whether you would want to work there.

Later in the week

Over the course of a week after your interview you should…

  1. Interview Assessment – from your notes go back and consider how you did during the interview. Reflect on what you did well and what you struggled with. This will help for future interviews.
  2. Keep up the search – don’t stop searching. You might think this is your dream job but if you don’t get it then restarting your search can be a difficult process.
  3. Ask for feedback – about a week after your interview you can send a quick email asking if they have any feedback for you. Some companies are happy to offer feedback and others not so much. Even if you don’t get the job, still ask for feedback as it can help you in the future.
  4. Be patient – while you’ve had that interview and it’s a big deal, the recruiter may have interviewed several people. Be patient as they have a lot to do and things can get pushed back. You don’t want to seem too pushy by sending lots of emails.
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