So you’ve done your interview… what happens next? It can be difficult to know the next steps to take once you have left the building, especially when you are excited to find out the outcome of your interview. Often, it can take a company around a week or more to decide whether they would like to take you on board so you need to decide what you are going to do whilst you wait for an answer.
Firstly, when you get home from your interview, make notes. Write down what was said, key points about the job and anything you learnt whilst in the interview. Your short term memory will maintain this information, but your long term memory won't so writing this down means that if you need to refer back to it in future you have it ready to go. This can help if you have a second interview or even if you get the job but want to show that you were listening during the interview on your first day at the job.
Secondly, it is always polite to send a thank you email to your interviewer to thank them for your time. If the interview went well, try to bring in a topic of conversation that you had, but remember to keep the email formal and polite. Just because you feel the interview went well, they might not feel the same and you have to remember this whilst you are wording your email. Start your email with the formal ‘Good Morning’/ ‘Good Afternoon’ and end with ‘Kind regards’ or ‘Yours sincerely’ Also, although you are excited and eager to send this email, take your time to make sure that the syntax and linguistics are correct and you have not made any errors. This email should serve as a reminder as to why they should hire you, so remind them that you are a professional by sending them a professionally worded email. If it was discussed in the interview, then also send your interviewer a connection on Linked in as this is another way for you to keep in touch and remind them of you and your potential employment.
Lastly, if you haven’t heard anything after a week then you can always place a call to your interviewer just to ask if there was any feedback. Try not to come across as pushy, but more that you are eager and excited about the role. Do not put unnecessary pressure on the interviewer, as it can be very easy to come across as incessant when you are excited about a job and want a quick answer. Emphasize that you are eager about the role and that they can take your time and you look forward to hearing from them.
Whilst it may seem like you are waiting for a very long time, above all, remember to be patient. If this is your dream job, then it will be worth the wait. Hopefully, you have read our previous blog posts and would have been fully prepared for the interview and so now you just have to wait and hope for the best. If you have any questions or are looking for a role then call us and we will be more than happy to help you with your recruitment journey.