How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

How to follow up after a job interview
As a stationery company, we value the importance of the handwritten note and going the extra step after a job interview to mail a thank you note. If you are wondering how to follow up after a job interview, here are our 8 tips to help you get a step ahead of the competition.

  1. Don’t underestimate the power of a handwritten thank you note. It is not only an essential part of job interview etiquette, it is the perfect opportunity to hammer home the key points you want your interviewer to remember about you.
  2. Hand write, don’t email. This is your chance to impress the interviewer. They took time out of their busy day to meet with you, so show your appreciation by taking time to hand write a note and mail it. You will stand out next to others applying for the job.
  3. Send a thank you card to everyone who interviewed you. 
  4. Personalized note cards will give you an extra nudge forward. Plus, it’s a great way for the interviewer to remember your name. Don’t forget, the interviewer is meeting with other qualified candidates, going through lots of resumes and seeing many different names – so stand out when you can!
  5. It may be obvious, but state that you want the job in your follow up note.
  6. We recommend writing the note a few hours after the interview. This gives you enough time to evaluate how it went and figure out what you would say if you had one more minute with the interviewer.
  7. In the note, include at least one detailed point about a task they are expecting of you and state how you are qualified for the position.
  8. End the note with a look ahead. Let the interviewer know you are looking forward to hearing from them or that you will follow up with a phone call in a few days. This will again show your interest and your drive to get the offer for the job.

Here is a sample thank you note:

Hi {Ms./Mr. Interviewer},
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me about the {position title} position. It was motivating to hear your passion for the {company name} and its {employees, customers, members}. I am confident that I have the skills and experiences your team is looking for. I believe with my background in {what is your experience in? ex: business, marketing, design}, I can help contribute to the success of {company name}. I am excited about the possibility of joining your team and look forward to hearing back from you.

Thank you,
{Sign your first and last name}

We hope these tips helped you and now you will know how to follow up after a job interview. We wish you the best of luck!

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