Steps of a Job Search- Part 9: Post-Interview Follow-Up

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Searching for a job can be overwhelming, and it is often hard to know where to start. There are many things you need to do to create a resume and search for a job, but you can break down the process into manageable steps.

Our “Steps of a Job Search” series highlights these steps. As we go through, follow along with Patricia and Nate (our fictitious examples) to see how it works.

Employers often interview several people before selecting a hire. Depending on when you are interviewed, your name and qualifications can be buried in the stack of other candidates’ information. After your interview, it is a good idea to follow-up with the employer with an email (or written note, if you have not been communicating online). Thank them for their time, expand on something they said that interested you, and give a very brief review of why you would be good for the job. If the employer is trying to decide between you and other candidates, this additional effort will keep you fresh in their minds, and may push you to the top of their candidate list.

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More post interview follow-up tips are shared in this blog post: 3 Follow-Up Techniques after a Job Interview.

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