- Within 24 hours, send type written
thank you letters to the
interviewer and to the person who "set-up" the interview for you. In the
note you can include any important points that you forgot to mention.
You can reaffirm your interest in the position - you may also want to
highlight some of your important qualities. Keep the note brief and very
- If you do not hear from the organization (or if you call and your
call is not returned), you may have to admit that the organization is
not interested in hiring you. It is unfortunate, but many companies
simply don't contact the people they are not interested in.
- However, if you are contacted and told that you are not being
considered for the position, you have a right (and a need) to ask the
interviewer why you are not being considered. Most interviewers are
willing to give you feedback. Be sure to take the feedback in
stride--after all, the interview was only one possibility. If you are
smart, you will have other possibilities lined-up.
- DO NOT assume that because you have had one interview, you can wait
for the results before going to another interview. It is tempting to
relax your job search while you are waiting to hear from one
organization, but this will get you nowhere fast. Far better to have to
turn down an offer than to have to beg for one!
- Evaluate your interview answers. Consult a Career Counselor if you
have concerns or questions. Interviewing is a learned skill, not an