5 Post Interview Etiquette Tips


Most of the jobseekers feel that once they have landed an interview for a dream job, their task is over. That’s actually not the truth. If you wish to land a job successfully, post-interview etiquette is as much important as what you do during the interview. If you properly follow the etiquette tips after an interview, it ensures that the hiring manager or the potential employer won’t forget you. Following the interviewer after an interview provides you with yet another opportunity to let them feel how badly you need the job.

And if you thought post interview etiquette only meant a thank-you mail, you need to give it a second thought. Given below are some important etiquette tips that you should follow after an interview.

Thank-you E-Mail
Most job seekers do not understand the actual potential of a post-interview thank-you note, and far it can go. In this email, you need to mention your heartfelt thanks to the hiring manager and anyone who was involved in taking the interview. Express your thanks to them for taking some valuable time out to meet you. This short thank-you email also displays your strong desire for getting the job. Instead of sending an email, you can also send a note in written.

Appropriately Follow Through on Paperwork
A lot of job applicants take it as normal to walk out of the interview venue with more paperwork to complete. Don’t take the paperwork lightly. Follow through the requests to complete paperwork from start to end. It will keep you in the running for the applied job position. It is also important to ensure that the result of your interview ends in the right hands of the organization or company you aspire to work for.

Get in Touch with References
Many times it happens that someone from your network of contacts refers you to a company. In this case, it is proper etiquette to keep those references up-to-date about the interviewing process. Reaching out to references will benefit you a lot. They may recommend you to the company one more time after the interview is over. This can make the hiring manager take a decision in your favor and hire you for the job. At the same time, being in touch with your references will help you get essential job information even in the near future.

Ask Questions
What will you do if after the interviewing process is over and the hiring manager asks you to contact them if you have more questions to ask? Well, this is an excellent opportunity to contact them one more time and ask a few more questions. This is a potential opportunity. Do not lose it. You should be ready to ask them a few more questions either via phone or email. This will show your interest in the job to the hiring manager.

Be Easy to Reach
Interviewers and hiring managers prefer hiring candidates who are easily available as compared to those who are hard to contact. Even in case you don’t get the job position, your easy availability will make hiring managers keep you in mind next time there is a relevant job opening.

If you really want to beat out the competition and enhance your chances of getting a job, you should remember all these post-interview etiquette tips and follow them. These after-interview tips and guidelines are as important as your presentation during the interview.

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