Follow Up to Make Sure You Get the Job
by Smith Daly
All job seekers crave for the interview call. Even if the
interview goes perfect, there are always a few more follow through
opportunities that can put you ahead of your competitors.
“Passion is the genesis of genius” Tony Robbins
Everyone knows that searching for a job is strenuous, time consuming
and a nagging part of your life you simply want over with. All job
seekers crave the e-mail or phone call that notifies them they
snagged an interview- phew! - And that after the thorough
questioning of an interrogator you think you did all you could do
to get the job. And sometimes that is the case.
But even if your interview was perfect and you answered every
question right on, there is always a few more follow through
opportunities that can still leverage a company towards you instead
of your competitors.
The Thank You Card: Writing a thank you card is one of the most
underestimated ways to show your interest in the job. Always send a
simple, upbeat card to each interviewer to reiterate your passion
and ability to successfully do the job you want.
Networking: Never stop networking with the company after an
interview. Continue reaching out to employees you may have
connections with and don’t be shy to ask them to put in a good
Research: Continue your research on the company in case you land
a follow-up interview. Stay up to date on news regarding them and
conjure up new topics for discussion.
Be Patient: If the interviewer asks you to follow up in a week,
don’t call any earlier to find out if you got the job or not. Don’t
act desperate- just be confident!
Interview Tips of the Week
Tip Number 1: Passion
In an important interview, not only showing
confidence but passion for success in your field of work is a must.
Your credentials and accomplishments got you the interview but
having enthusiasm to succeed in a new company will set you apart
from your rivals and land you the job.
Tip Number 2: How to Relax
Before an interview it is common for
your nerves to be jumping and your mind to be racing. In order to
prevent too many jitters, make sure to get in a light workout or
de-stressor before the interview. By getting in some exercise and
calming your body and mind you will be able to think more clearly
without your nerves getting in the way. By thinking more clearly
you will also speak more clearly, which in turn will help you
maintain your professional appearance and confidence.
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