4 Expert Tips for Following Up After a Job Interview

February 14th, 2020

So, you feel like you crushed the job interview. You think you have a good shot at getting a call back. But you’re not finished yet! Following up after a job interview is very important. It’s a great way to ensure you are top of mind. It also allows you to show appreciation and communicate anything you think you may have missed during your sit down.

Here, our Toronto recruiters will provide you with some tips to expertly follow up after a job interview:

1. Send a Thank You Note

At the very least, you should email the hiring manager or recruitment agency a thank you note. Here are some tips:

  • Send it within 24 hours of your interview
  • Thank them for the opportunity
  • Keep it brief and to the point
  • Use a conversational tone
  • Restate your interest in the job

Toronto recruitment agency explains how to follow up after a job interview

2. Provide More Information If You Feel the Need

Sending a thank-you note is also an opportunity for you to mention anything you forgot during the interview. You may have felt like you didn’t fully answer a question. It also allows you to correct any mistakes you may have made or provide further context.

3. Give Time Before Checking in Again

We’ve all been there before. You think the interview went well. You sent a thank you note and you hear nothing back. Should you contact them again? When? How long should you wait?

You don’t need to feel awkward about checking in again. It’s part of the follow-up process. It also shows the employer that you still have an interest in the job. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Wait until the initial follow up time frame has passed. For example, if the employer says they will follow up in a week, at the minimum wait until then.
  • Communicate that you are eager to hear from them and still interested.
  • Offer to provide additional information to help them make a decision.

4. Network

Even if you didn’t get the job, it’s important to stay in contact. Connect with the hiring manager/recruiter on LinkedIn. Follow the company and stay in touch occasionally. Always be networking.

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Kourtney Savona

Kourtney Savona

Kourtney is a top-performing recruiter focused on helping clients hire the best sales and operations candidates in the market. With 6+ years of experience, she specializes in recruiting Rockstar across many different industries in North America. Prior to becoming a recruiter, Kourtney started a career in sales. From door-to-door, hustling in the winters to becoming a top-performing sales representative for one of the largest telecom companies in Canada. Kourtney knows what separates a good salesperson from a great one. She has the ability to source exceptional candidates for complex roles using innovative, and creative out-of-the-box thinking. Kourtney earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship with Honors from the Goodman School of Business from Brock University.

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