Post Interview Tips – 15 Minutes after your interview
The build up to an interview is hugely important, however rarely do candidates put as much in to the 15 minutes following an interview. Below are a few points I have picked up from gaining feedback from my candidates’ interviews:
- Always take the contact details of the person interviewing you – a personal follow up to thank them for their time goes a long way.
- As soon as you are out of the building, note down your feelings on the following: The Interviewer, the position you are going for, the company. By doing this as you are leaving you will still be in a similar emotional state as to when you were in the interview room. It is amazing how feelings can change after an hour of analysing – first impressions are often the most important!
- If you have applied for a position via a recruiter, always get them to follow up if you haven’t heard anything – we’re here to be pushy for you.
- If you are not successful, but received good feedback, send your interviewer a connection request on LinkedIn and every so often you’ll pop in to their head when they see you in their news feed.
I’d be interested to find out what you feel works for you following past experiences interviewing…