Following up after a job interview is easy to do and goes a long way toward showing your interest in the role. It’s also a great opportunity to thank the interviewers for their time while highlighting a couple thoughts that you had during the interview.
For your next interview, take these steps to make sure you do a proper follow up:
- Get contact information: The easiest way to do this is to ask for a business card. If you miss this opportunity, call the reception desk afterwards and ask for the interviewer’s contact information.
- Write your message out: Do this as soon as you get home while the interview is still fresh in your mind. Keep your message to a couple sentences and finish by restating your interest in the position.
- Proof Read: Just like in your resumé, you don’t want to make any mistakes here.
- Send your message: In most cases, sending an email is fine, but if there isn’t a rush, prepare a handwritten note.
There are a lot of resources available to help you create your follow up message. Stop by your local employment service centre for more tips or to review examples.