You’ve been applying to jobs everyday for hours on end and have finally gotten a call to come in for an interview. You’ve done your preparations and are ready to make a great first impression. However following up with your interviewer and making a great final impression is just as important! After leaving my own great impressions in several interviews, I’ve landed great jobs and have compiled a few tips:
During the interview:
1. Be genuine!
Give your interviewer a great overview of who you are as a person.
2. Be interested in the position as well as the company. Ask questions!
During your interview, when your potential employer asks if you have any questions for them, have some ready. Don’t seem like you’re in a rush to leave. Your interviewer has been listening to you talk about yourself and your experiences during the majority of the interview. It’s your turn to do some listening. This is also a good opportunity to see if this company is a good fit for you.
3. Send a thank-you note!
Before you leave the interview, ask for your interviewer’s business card or contact information and be sure to follow up with him or her! This can be done through email, a hand-written, thank-you note or both. Follow up thank you cards are a good way to show your appreciation for your interviewer taking the time out of his or her day to speak with you.
4. Connect on LinkedIn!
Another good way to connect after the interview is through LinkedIn.
Even if you don’t get the job, you can still keep in contact. And you never know, the person may even be able to refer you for a future position that you may be qualified for.
Remember your resume got you in the door for the interview, now it’s up to you to get the job! Best of luck!
This article was written by: Chanell Elaine Gladden, Campus Philly Career Intern