The Post-Interview Checklist: What To Do Next

13 April 2023


You’ve just been for an interview for your dream job. It all went well, but what should you do next?

After an interview, it’s important to follow up with the hiring manager or recruiter to show your interest in the position and to thank them for their time.

Following up not only shows that you are both enthusiastic and professional, but it also provides an opportunity to address any outstanding questions or concerns that you feel were not covered in the interview. Following up after an interview can also help you stay

In this article, we will go through some of the steps you can take to follow up after a job interview.

Say Thank You

Sending the hiring manager a quick thank you after an interview is a simple and easy way to follow up. In your email or letter, express your gratitude for the opportunity to interview and highlight some key points from your discussions. Don’t be afraid to reinforce your interest in the role and how qualified you are for the position.

Address outstanding queries or concerns

If there were any questions you felt were not covered appropriately in the interview, a follow-up is a great time to address them. We all lose our composure in interviews sometimes, and you might feel you missed out on an important fact. By providing information or clarification on the topic, you will show that you are both proactive and committed to making sure you are the best fit for the role.

Provide additional materials

Sometimes during an interview, you might be asked about previous work or references. Whilst, of course, it’s perfectly reasonable to discuss these examples, providing hard evidence is even better. A follow-up email with samples of your work or references shows you are organised and willing to go above and beyond to demonstrate your expertise and skills for the position.

Advise your availability

Use your follow-up to clarify your availability for second interviews, or any follow-up questions that may arise. This will give the impression that you are eager to move forward in the interview process and keen to be considered for the role.

Show Patience

After you've sent your follow-up email, it's important to be patient and wait for a response. Hiring managers and recruiters are often busy, and may have several other candidates to interview and may take some time to respond. However, if you haven't heard back after a week or two, it's appropriate to send a gentle reminder email to follow up on your application.

Ask for Feedback

If, after all your hard work and patience, you don’t land the job, it’s reasonable to ask for feedback. Keep it polite and brief, thank the interviewer for their time, and state that you enjoyed the interview process and would like some constructive feedback on your interview and what you could do better should a similar role become available in the future. Some recruiters won’t always provide feedback, but if they do, it can give you valuable insights that could make a difference in your next interview!

In conclusion, following up after a job interview is an essential step in the job search process. It demonstrates your professionalism, enthusiasm, and commitment to the role. By sending a follow-up, you can address any outstanding questions or concerns, provide additional materials, and highlight your availability. A good follow-up after an interview can help keep you front of mind when recruiters are reviewing candidates after a round of interviews.


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