Interviewing for a job has many different components. First is your resume, you have to make sure it has vital information on it that will catch a hiring manager’s attention and most importantly that it is a great representation of all of your work and accomplishments. Then its your ability to network with recruiters and apply for all applicable jobs. After that is the interview. Yes, it is the most important step, but the process doesn’t end here. “When it comes to landing a job, it’s up to you to lead the charge — even after the interview is over,” shares Emmie Martin.
You have to keep in mind that if you want to stay on everyone’s radar, you have to go the extra mile after every interview. When a company is working with a recruiting firm like Kaye/Bassman, we often go over resumes and interview notes with the hiring managers, so when a candidate sends a good follow up email, it adds a few extra brownie points to their tally. “So, as soon as you’re finished with the interview, write down anything relevant, from what went well (and what didn’t) to what stood out to you about the role,” Martin shares, your notes will help you create a more personalized thank-you email. Let the interviewer know that you are excited about the opportunity and how it is a great fit for your skill set.
When is the last time you wrote a thank you note after an interview?