Friday, 10 July 2015

How To Get A Job

Follow Up

You searched for openings, you find one.
You then send your resume. You even got a call. You then appear for the interview. The interview was phenomenal.

So what do you do next?
Sit tight and wait for the results?
Sorry! That’s not an answer.

There are still a couple of things to be done before you can relax.
What is that?
The answer is – follow up.

But what exactly do we mean by follow up? And what is the procedure?
Let me explain.

After the interview is over, send a thank you note to your interviewers stating that you are thankful for their time to consider you.
Tell them that you are looking forward to work with them.
Keep this mail short and concise.
And most importantly, do it on that very day.
There is no point in reaching out to them after a week. Mail them while they still remember you.

For this to happen, you will need their email id – won’t you?
How  do you get it?

Simple, by asking for it.
Once your interview is over, ask your interviewer for their business card.
If you don’t have the email id of your interviewer, mail your thank you letter to the HR office of the company.

Taking out time for a thank you mail after a job interview is not only a good interview etiquette; it actually reflects that you are ready to go an extra mile for the job.

Plus, it can actually be a wonderful opportunity to market your talent for one last time.

While thanking them, tell them that you are looking forward to hearing from them and that while meeting the panel you felt  that your values resonated with that of the company.

Job or no job, this gesture creates a good impression of you.

Remember, even if you decide not to work with the company, it’s always helpful to have a contact or two in the industry where you are planning to land into.

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