Follow-up letter or call would not convince the employer to hire you, if they already decided to hire someone else.If they are not sure, however, if they try to decide between two or three shortlisted job candidates (and you are one of the shortlisted candidates), a good interview follow-up can be that proverbial little detail that makes a big difference.
It takes only a few minutes to send a simple email to the company, or to call to one of the interviewers. We suggest you to always follow up your interview (ideally 24 hours later), unless they already told you their decision (you can still follow-up though, with a simple thank you note, but in this case it is just a formality and it will not change anything).
Choose one of the articles below to learn how to do it the right way:
- Follow-up letter after the interview – Advice on how to write a good letter (or email), with sample letters attached. Understand the most important sections on your letter, and make a final push towards a coveted job contract.
- Follow up call – Most of the time you will not have the phone number of your interviewer. But if you get it (can happen in an agency, or in small and middle-sized companies), calling them is a great idea. A phone call offers much more flexibility than an email. Even if their answer is negative, you can ask them for the feedback, which can help you to prepare better for your next interview.
- Interview thank you note – A shorter form of saying “Thank you”. It is more of a formality, and you show them that you appreciate their time and effort, even if they do not offer you a job.
- Follow-up email after two weeks – If you get no response for such a long time, you may wonder whether it makes sense to still write a follow-up email, and what should you include in it. We have the answers.
- One week after an interview and no response – What does it mean? And what should you do?