So, you’ve done extensive research for your interview. You know everything about the company you possibly could by whatever you found on the internet. You feel pretty confident about the interview itself; the interviewer smiled, laugh at your jokes, and seemed genuinely interested in your accomplishments and aspirations. You may think the hard part is over, but that is not the case. Now, you wait, and waiting for a definitive answer may be the most difficult task yet.
However, waiting is not the only thing you should do. There are many post-interview steps and measures to be taken. Follow the steps listed below to ensure you leave a lasting impression on the recruiter.
1. Send a thank-you email within 24 hours of your interview. If there are multiple interview rounds, remember to send a thank-you email each time.
2. If the company did not specify the timeline in which they will get back to you, follow up within one-two weeks to express your continuing interest.
3. If the company gave you a deadline and that deadline passed, politely follow up to explain that you are still interested and understand that the process is lengthy and ask if there are any updates to the position.
The interviewing process may take a long time, for any number of reasons, so don’t be disheartened by the lack of a quick response. Remain enthusiastic in your emails and let that optimism and dedication seep through. Best of luck to all job seekers and candidates out there!