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Workforce Wednesday: Following up after the job interview

For jobseekers, a lot rides on the job interview itself. This is an opportunity for both the applicant and employer to ask questions and see if the other is a good fit. The ultimate success of an interview can often be aided by effectively following up afterward.

Skipping down to page 53 in our Smart Start Guide, you’ll see a section on being proactive after the interview (page 10 if you just have the PDF of the chapter on interviewing). Here are a few of the tips:

  • Generally a week is an appropriate amount of time to wait before following up if you haven’t heard anything from the employer.

  • Make a list of specific ways you can improve for your next interview.

  • Send the employer a follow up thank you letter.

These are just a few tips to get you started. Read through our chapter on interviewing for more guidance, and good luck during your next interview!


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