Going to a job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. You want to put your best foot forward, show your skills and talk about your experiences to help the interviewer understand why you are the best fit for the job. But what should you do after the interview is over?
The post-interview period is almost as important as the interview itself. There are different steps you can and should take following the interview process to help you yield the best and fastest response possible.
A thank you note or email can be a great way to demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the position and thank the interviewer for his or her time. Be sure to mention something specific you spoke about during the interview, which shows you were interested and engaged in the conversation. First impressions are everything and the following up adds to the impression you left during the interview.
In the staffing industry, recruiters see 30-40 candidates per week. If at the time of your interview they do not have the right job for you, it is best for you to periodically reach out to check in on what is available. At Performance Staffing Solutions, we have many ways for you to connect with our recruiters to inquire about open positions. We are available by text, email, phone, and even have a specific availability line you can call, once you’ve registered withs us, to check for open positions. We encourage candidates to follow up weekly until they have been placed.
It’s important to not get bogged down in negative thoughts about the interview or possibility of getting the job. The job market is incredibly competitive right now. There is triple the number of people looking for jobs as there are companies hiring. The turbulent job market means remaining positive is even more important. To keep your momentum going, stay optimistic and continue to inquire about opportunities to boost your skills and experience in your field.
Once some time has passed and you haven’t been placed, it might be time to dig deeper into why that might be. Of course, it could always be logistical such as lack of experience or not the right shift for you, but if those aren’t the case, it’s time to ask some questions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about how your interview went or how your resume was put together. Especially in the case that you interviewed and, in the end, didn’t get a job, asking questions as to why they did not choose you is appropriate and helpful for you to take into your next interview.
Overall, the post-interview period is about keeping the momentum even after the interview is over. With the right mindset and approach, you can maximize your chances of landing the job you want. We make it easy for you to contact us to check in on your current application or seek new opportunities. Contact us today to get hired!