How Following Up Can Help You Land the Job
Have you ever left a job interview feeling uncertain, only to realize a few weeks later the company you interviewed for never called you back? Many people have experienced this situation, and often, job seekers do not know how to follow up with an interviewer after the interview. Following up can be intimidating, and you may not know what to say. Luckily there are simple, professional ways to follow up with a hiring manager or recruiter after an interview.
Connect via LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a great resource for job seekers, and it is entirely geared towards fostering long-term professional relationships. After meeting with a recruiter, it can be beneficial to connect with them via LinkedIn, and when connecting, be sure to have a rational reason for connecting prepared. Try to bond over common personal or professional interests, and even if you don’t land the job, you will have forged a powerful professional alliance.
Periodically Check In
If you don’t hear from a recruiter or hiring manager within a week or so, it is acceptable to check in. Of course, you should never nag or stalk a hiring manager, but a periodic (and brief) email may do the trick. Even if you didn’t get the job you applied for, your email will remind the manager you are still interested in working for their company.
Ask About the Next Steps of the Hiring Process
So, what are the next steps of the hiring process? This is a question that needs to be asked after any interview, but unfortunately, very few job seekers feel comfortable asking it. Your interviewer will more than likely welcome any questions you have, and by asking this question, you won’t be left in the dark once you leave the interview. Many job seekers spend weeks, and sometimes months, awaiting a call that never comes. By asking a simple question, you can save yourself from any potential confusion and frustration.
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