What to Ask When Following Up with Employer After Interview - The Career Doctor Blog

Tim writes:

I had an interview about a week ago, and at the end of the interview the interviewer told me that they would be in touch with me by the end of week. I sent a thank-you email a few days later but I haven’t heard anything since the interview. I know most companies will send you an email and a letter in the mail letting you know that you were not selected. I wanted to call the interviewer but wasn’t really sure what to ask. Any suggestions?

The Career Doctor responds:

Call the employer today! Right now.

I cannot stress enough the importance of follow-up. Job-seekers who follow-up with prospective employers send a message that they are very interested in the job. Those who do not roll the dice.

So, you have done everything right so far. Prepared for the interview, received information about the (proposed) timetable, and wrote a thank-you note. All that is left now is to follow-up.

Call the interviewer and politely ask about the progress of the search and whether there is any other information you can provide him/her. It’s most likely that the hiring manager simply was overly optimistic about how long the hiring process would take.

And if the person says to check back in another week be certain to do so!

Now, don’t be the angry or annoying job-seeker. Do not start checking in every day or several times a day. Politeness matters, so be respectful while also following-up.

Read more in this article published on Quintessential Careers: The Art of the Follow-Up After Job Interviews.

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