Job Interview Follow Up – 4 Guidelines

Job Interview Follow Up – 4 Guidelines


Hey Ambitious Professionals! It’s Linda
Raynier of lindaraynier.com guiding you to a career and life you’ll truly enjoy.
And in today’s video I am going to be sharing with you a few key tips on what
to do after you’ve completed the interview when it comes to following up
with the employer Ready to get the job you want? Top Notch
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at the end of this video I get it you get cold for interviews you get super
excited you go on to the interview and then you don’t hear back or you’re not
sure what to expect next and it can be frustrating especially when you don’t
know if you’ve been selected for the next round and sometimes the one thing
that you want to do is just simply send them an email and ask them so when will
I be hearing from you next but here’s the thing
following up isn’t necessarily going to change their decision you don’t want to
be a pest and follow up so instead I’m going to share with you my four
guidelines when it comes to following up and what you should do after the
interview guideline number one know that a follow-up email is actually
unnecessary I don’t know who made up the role or belief that you have to follow
up after an interview as the job candidate because the truth is you don’t
recruiters hiring managers HR professionals they’re not sitting around
waiting for your thank-you email in fact if I was to be honest with you they
could care less if they received a generic thank you follow-up email from
you you could say nothing meaning don’t send anything to them and they’ll still
feel the same way they did after they received a generic thank you message
from you so if you do want to send a message to them then I’ll talk about
that in the next few steps but if not then all the more power to you my friend
because like I said I think you follow-up email is unnecessary guideline
number two know that you will eventually hear back from the recruiter or HR
person regardless of whether you sent a thank-you
note essentially you’ll get your answer if an employer really liked you and
wanted you to move forward they will either call you or they’ll email you to
let you know what the next steps are whether it’s to move to the next round
or whether it’s that they’re offering you the job and again the truth here is
that if you had sent them a thank you generic thank-you note to follow-up that
wouldn’t have really changed their decision on whether they want to hire
you or not because the way that they see you at that point is all based on how
you performed in the interview not based on a little email that you had sent them
after the interview so this guideline is to re-emphasize the idea that you
shouldn’t place so much importance on the thank you follow-up email because
like I said if they like you you’ll know fairly quickly what the next steps are
in the process guideline number three when it comes to following up stop
stressing about the thank-you note and focus more on doing well in the
interviews so many people go on interviews and they leave the interviews
completely wiping their memory of the questions that were asked the questions
that they struggled with answering and not analyzing how they could have
answered things differently and instead ask me so when should I follow up
instead of worrying about when you should follow up you should probably
better spend your time and energy on how you performed in the interview with
respect to the questions that they asked you and where you could have improved
where did you get stuck what questions did they ask you that stumped you how
can you do better next time I think you’re getting the drift here place less
emphasis on following up and the thank-you note because really the hiring
manager has already made their decision after they’ve met you from the interview
they’re not making their decision based on an email they received after the
interview already happened nothing’s going to change really at that point so
with that you want a place less emphasis on the thank you follow-up note and more
emphasis on how can you improve your interview skills for the next interview
round in case you get called for that guideline number four if you do
you send a thank-you note make it meaningful and impactful so now I know
what you’re thinking you’re probably saying to yourself Linda seems to be
really against thank you notes and follow-up notes it must be something
that I really shouldn’t do and that’s not the case I don’t mean it that way
what I mean is don’t send a generic thank-you note just don’t if you’re
gonna send something make it meaningful and make it impactful and here’s how
instead of just saying I really enjoyed meeting with you I look forward to
hearing next steps because that’s just going to get you thrown into the trash
bin I would suggest that you instead reiterate what you both discuss in the
interview talk about the specific skills or experiences that you bring to the
organization that you know you’ll be able to contribute to the role and the
position and from there talk about how excited you are to be able to contribute
your skills and experiences to the projects assignments and to the team
make your email specific and targeted it should be highly customized to the
employer and when they read it they should be able to say that’s right he or
she does have the qualifications that I’m looking for I personally believe
that with everything in life if you’re going to do it you have to do it with a
sense of purpose you have to know why you’re doing the thing that you’re doing
if you’re just going to send a junky random generic thank-you email
better to probably not send it at all and spend your time and energy doing
something else that’s more productive so there you have it those are my four
guidelines on how to follow up after an interview now if you’re someone who has
been going on interviews for the last little while you’ve been having not a
lot of luck you haven’t gotten the job offer that you feel you deserve and you
realize that you need one-on-one professional guidance from me then feel
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