After the Interview
Within 1-2 days after your interview it is a good idea to 'follow-up'. Below are some suggestions to consider when following up.
Send a follow-up "thank-you" letter or card to the employer. This shows interest and keeps your name fresh in their mind.
Refer to your post-interview evaluation notes to anticipate the employer's hesitations about you and attempt to overcome them in your follow-up.
The employer is looking for a person to match their requirements. If you were unable to expose some of your strengths that make that match, you can discuss them in your follow-up.
After you complete the interview you should sit down and evaluate your performance.
Below is a list of things that you can do to evaluate your performance and identify any improvements that you should make before your next interview.
- Write down as many details as you can remember about the interview.
- Note the date by which the interviewer stated they would call you.
- Were you on time?
- Analyze what you did well and what you could have done better. To be objective, take the employer's perspective when assessing yourself.
- Did you perform adequate research?
- What questions made you feel uncomfortable?
- How was your body posture, mannerisms, and non-verbal communication?
- Did you stick to the main facts or did you ramble?
- Were you able to cover all relevant information?
- How do you now feel about the company and position?