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It is customary for a jobseeker to practice and prepare for their job interview— while it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that they will have a successful interview, it will ensure that the process goes smoother than without there being any preparation at all. The same can be said for following up an interview by adding a personal touch or note of some kind— it won’t ensure an offer of employment, but it can’t hurt, and will better one’s chances! Below I’ll go over a few action items that can be completed after an interview.

The first thing that one must do after an interview is to send a thank you note. This can be done either via email or written and sent in the mail. By doing this, you are illustrating to the interviewer that you acknowledge the time they took to meet with you, and how much you appreciated it. Also, it can ensure that you remain in their mind as someone who could join their team. Second, following up to let them know that you’re looking forward to hearing from them (especially after a certain timeframe) illustrates that their company is still in the forefront of your mind and demonstrates how you are still interested in being a part of their workplace. Third, it’s always a good idea to review the questions you were asked in your interview and see what areas you could improve for next time. If you’re looking forward to a second interview, then it’s even more of a wise plan to analyze what was said in the previous one and build off of that for the future. Lastly, as frustrating and tiring as it is, being patient is the best thing you can do. Waiting to hear back from a prospective employer is almost always a stress inducing process. Sometimes you get the job, and sometimes you don’t. The one thing you can count on is that there will always be more chances for job offers in the future!

As we’ve learned, it’s as important to perform well during the interview as it is afterwards. Reaching out and expressing your gratitude for the opportunity, as well continuing the communication is more likely to yield you employment success. If you want to learn more about what should happen after an interview, check out this great article I found. As always, be sure to check out our informative Digital Tip on this topic, too. Until next time, I hope you find yourself safe and happy as the New Year gets off to a start. See you in February!  

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