You’ll find that I preach about standing out a lot on this blog. These days, standing out is imperative to your ability to land a decent paying job.
Most people don’t seem to know the first thing about following up after an interview or that you even should for that matter. That’s not exactly a bad thing though-for you at least.
If less people are sending follow up messages after their job interview it gives you a much greater chance to stand out.
These days a follow up doesn’t have to be through the mail but can be over the phone or through email. Email has been found to be the best form of follow up because it can be delivered quickly and you aren’t interrupting anyone’s busy day.
It can be hard to call someone up after an interview not knowing how well they might respond. Calling back after an interview takes guts, which some people find respectful and admirable. If you want to make this impression but need some tips on what you should say, the video below can help you learn how to follow up over the phone after an interview.
It can be a terrific way to build rapport with the person who interviewed you and shown them that you are persistent.
How Soon Should I Follow Up?
How urgent it is to fill the position for the job you’re applying for is the best way to determine how quickly you should send your follow-up. If the employer needs to hire someone immediately, you may be assertive enough to send your note in the next day. These jobs generally attract a wider variety of people which of course means more competition. This is a good reason why sending a follow up can help you break through all the noise.
Otherwise a safe route to take is to send your follow-up after 2-3 days. It all depends on how comfortable you feel and the amount of risk you want to take. Some employers will be impressed with your quick response whereas others may feel annoyed and turned away from choosing you. You don’t want to be so annoying that you come off as desperate, as this doesn’t exactly scream professional.
Following Up After Your Interview
So should you follow up after a job interview? To be blunt, this article has made the answer pretty apparent.
Job interviews can be nerve-wracking enough within themselves, so following up after the interview can seem terrifying as well. The point is that if a job is really worth going after, you should do what it takes to sell yourself as the right person for it.
Despite what the media may say, there are plenty of good jobs left throughout the country it’s just a matter of changing your attitude to expect that you’re going to land the job and be willing to do what it takes to stand out from the rest.