Post-Interview Follow-Up is Key to Success

During your degree program you will likely find yourself going through multiple rounds of interviews with companies. Many companies will start with a phone screen or a first round interview before advancing strong applicants to additional interviews. 

As you move through the interview process, an important action step to take is completing  follow-up communication post interview. This is a strong way to make it known you are thankful for the opportunity and sincerely interested in working for the organization. 

How do you do this? Check out these ideas: 

  • Send a thank you email to show gratitude within 24 hours. 
    • Send one to each individual separately.
    • Mention a topic/story that was talked about during the interview to personalize each note and help the reader remember you.
  • Stay communicative with the recruiter/hiring manager. 
    • Send a follow-up email if you haven’t heard back by the date the interviewer indicated they planned to move forward with next steps. 
    • If anything changes with your job status (i.e. you got another offer), it is courteous to let the hiring manager know. Ask your Career Coach if you need help navigating this situation! 
  • Be proactive and revisit your personal job acceptance criteria. 

Review the articles below, and schedule an appointment with your coach to discuss.

Follow-Up Email Examples For After the Interview
How To Write A Follow-Up Email After An Interview
What to Do After a Final-Round Job Interview 

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center