Awesome! You knocked that out of the park and you feel great about your most recent interview. Now, all you have to do is wait for them to call you with a job offer, right? Well, you could do that, or you could be proactive about making sure you stay in contact.
There are a few things to know before you just start calling the hiring manager to ask about the job. Let’s take a closer look at what you can do before and after a great interview to increase your chances of a job offer.
Check In With Your Recruiter
If you got this interview through a staffing agency, you’re in a great position to gather more information. Your recruiter is your point of contact for the job, so check in with them rather than the hiring manager directly. Shoot them an email to see if they can find out when the client will be making a decision.
Send a Thank-You Note
Directly after your amazing interview, send a thank-you note. You can either email the hiring manager when you get home or you can drop a card in the mail the next morning, either is fine but they have their pros and cons. An email is more immediate, but a handwritten note is more personal. Never skip this step, it can make all the difference.
You can follow up with the company after the interview, but timing is everything. In the interview, you probably asked them when they plan to make a decision. Know that this timeline is never exact, but it can give you an idea of when to reach back out. And never call. The hiring manager is busy with their job, so send an email just to see where they are and remind them of your interest.
Don’t Stop Looking
One challenge job seekers often have, especially when they believe they’ve aced the interview, is putting their eggs in one basket. Don’t stop looking or applying for other jobs. You just never know and finding your next opportunity may be all in the numbers or being at the right place at the right time. Don’t lose your momentum.