• Thu, Mar 1 2012

7 Things You Must Do After A Job Interview

You did it. You just had the job interview. It went well even though you hadn’t slept all week because you had been preparing and stressing. So now it is done. Time for a drink, right? Nope. Now you have even more work to do. There are certain essential steps you must take after the job interview. And these aren’t just add-ons, these are part of the whole process that give you a better chance of landing that gig. [tagbox tag="job interview"]

Business Insider’s Managing Editor Jessica Liebman recently posted a great meditation on the lost art of the follow-up email after a job interview. She bemoans the fact that lately, “the majority of people I interview have one thing in common,” which is forgetting to send that email that reinforces their interest in the job, their appreciation for making the time to meet with them and is realistically the last opportunity to make a lasting impression on the person doing the hiring. Liebman admits that if she doesn’t get an email like that she assumes “you don’t want the job… you’re disorganized and forgot about following up… [and] I’ll forget about you.” That is a waste of a lot of time.

David Wolinsky, a manager for NBC Chicago, wrote, “It’s a small touch, but it’s just how things are done. It’s polite and it reinforces your hunger for the position. In other words, you didn’t just waltz into my office to waste my time and force me to stare at your oddly tied tie for no good reason — you wanted to dazzle me, and you think you’d be a highly valued member of my crew.” So, obviously the steps you take after an interview are quite so we came up with a list of the 7 things you must do after a job interview.

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