Job Interview And Follow Up

By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Published: Mar 9, 2021

Job Interview And Follow Up. A job interview requires a follow up at some point and is more than just a meeting. In fact, most people don’t even send a reverse cover letter thanking the potential employer for their time.

The average applicant thinks the interview is over when they leave the interview that day. For many average applicants they are right it is over. For the pros they are just getting to the good part. In my sales training we call this next part follow-up.

First, you want to get the business card from the person you interviewed with. The best way to get it is ask the interviewer before you leave. On most cards will be the three things you want.

1) The correctly spelled name and title. 2) The street address. 3) The interviewer’s email address.

Second, you send her a thank you email for the interview that very evening so it’s waiting for her when she gets to work the next morning.

Third, you make a follow-up phone call to the interviewer on the fifth day after the interview. Let her know of your continued interest in the job and ask if there is any further information she needs from you. If she is not available when you call, leave that basic message on her voice mail.

Fourth, you send a snail mail letter to her ASAP. I call this the “reverse cover letter.” It basically expresses your interest in the job and summarizes some of your strongest points as they relate to the job.

About now many interviewers are thinking, “Wow, if this is the professional manner this applicant works this is the kind of person we want.”


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