How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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Follow up after a job interview by sending a thank you note, calling after several business days and keeping the conversation brief. Restate your name and the time you interviewed to job the employers memory after a job interview with advice from a professional resume writer and interview skills coach in this free video on job interviews.

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So, you're sitting at home after what you think was a good job interview, you got done, but you're like what do I do now, how do I follow up with this company. Hi, I'm Shannon Terry, I'm an interview skills coach and resume writer with Resume Confidence here to help you learn how to follow up after a job interview. So, your follow up actually begins at the end of the interview. I want you to ask what are your next steps in the process, how can I follow up with you after this, I'm really interested in the job. Make sure you say that, state your interest. I want you do avoid saying things like, if I don't hear from you, I will call you on, it seems like you're being assertive but what you're actually doing is implying by saying, I doubt, by saying if I don't, don't do that. Be a little more positive and confidant by saying well, I look forward to hearing from you, when can I expect your call? Something like that, that subtly implies of course, you want to hear from me, without being arrogant. Send those thank you notes. A lot of people don't, so it'll make you stand out. Send them within about a business day or so. If you used e-mail in the past to communicate with the employer, feel free to do that, otherwise, mail a note, in a time crunch, you can even fax it. If the employer gave you a specific time frame for follow up and they don't call on that day, call them the next business day. If they didn't give you a specific follow up time frame, then wait two or three business days till after the interview and call to follow up. Be brief in your follow up call, restate your name and the day and time that you interviewed, and the position to jog the employers memory. And, just simply say again, I'm interested in the job, just calling to follow up and seeing when I can expect to hear from somebody. Hear that? When can I expect, you're assuming of course, they're going to call you back. Last but not least, in the meantime, keep looking, it's always good to have options. I'm Shannon Terry, I'm an interview skills coach and resume writer with Resume Confidence helping you learn how to follow up after a job interview.

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