Nothing tests your patience quite like the wait between your job interview and the potential job offer. Instead of spending every waking moment with your phone in hand waiting for it to ring, there are more productive things you can do during this gap.
Send a Thank You Note
Your interviewer took time out of his/her day to interview you, so it’s important you thank him/her properly. The best way to do so is through a thank you note or email. Sit down and take the time to write a well-thought out note. Go beyond simply writing “Thank you for your time,” and reiterate your interest in the job and refer back to a conversation during your interview. Regardless if you send the note though mail or email, try to do so within 24 hours.
Following up after an interview can be tricky – you want to show your interviewer you’re still interested in the position without being a pest. Trust us, there is a fine line and it’s difficult to walk! Perhaps the most efficient way is to reach out to your interviewer asking if he/she needs more work samples or additional references. If you interviewer responds asking for the additional information, be sure to provide it promptly.
Involve Your Network
It’s a small world; you might know somebody with a connection to the company you interviewed with! If you reach out to your network after a job interview, you could find someone to put in a good word for you.
Keep Applying for Jobs
It’s important to remember that a job interview does not automatically mean you will get an offer. Keep yourself busy by continuing to apply for jobs and seeking new opportunities, just in case.
After a job interview, it’s important to remember that your interviewer is busy with work and maybe even interviewing more candidates, so you might not hear back right away. Don’t just sit there all day waiting for a phone call or email; stay productive and appealing to the interviewer!