Follow-up Strategies After Interview, Help You To Get the Offer | Fusion - WeRIndia

Follow-up Strategies After Interview, Help You To Get the Offer

Follow-up Strategies After interview

After the job interview, there is more to do, even if you’re extremely confident that the interview went great and you expect a call back.

You have no idea who else is interviewing for the position and how the interviewer really felt about you. What you do after the interview can greatly influence whether you get a call back for the next step.

The first strategy is to have a structured follow-up system in the first place. You should have a plan in place before you even get to the interview!

This way, you’ll be able to “put the wheels in motion” immediately, and you won’t have to think about it! This step alone will relieve the pressure and decrease your anxiety.

Plus, you’ll feel prepared, pro-active and more in control. Developing your follow-up strategy before the interview will even enhance your behavior during the interview.


Here you will find the Follow-up strategies after interview that will help you to get the offer:


Don’t rush toward an offer
Offers for professional-level job offers are almost never made at the first interview. So, don’t rush the process! The purpose of your initial interview is not to get an offer, but to get invited back for a second meeting – most likely with a higher-level individual at the company.

Use every interview to ask more questions and uncover the employer’s primary needs and problems. The more of these challenges you uncover, the better prepared you will be to submit your “proposal for service” at the appropriate time.


Confirm next step

At the end of each meeting, be sure to plan and confirm next steps. Remember, an interview is only as good as the follow-up actions that it generates. Don’t settle for “We’ll let you know” or similar comments that place you in a passive position.

Assume a more active role, and get a commitment from the employer for “what comes next! Since you’re such a stellar interviewee, you already know that coming prepared with questions is a must-do. Don’t leave this very important question from your list. Asking the interviewer for next step gives you a timetable of when it’s acceptable to touch base.

If the hiring manager says he will be deciding within the next two weeks, you know how long you have to complete the other steps in the follow-up process.


Act more like a consultant than an applicant
When you’re at the interview, don’t spend all your time trying to “sell” yourself. Focus instead on asking intelligent, probing questions about the employer’s business needs, problems and concerns.

These questions should be based on the preparation and study you’ve done beforehand. Write-down the interviewer’s answers, which will become the foundation for your follow-up steps.

Whenever possible, give specific examples from your work history that are directly relevant to the interviewer’s stated challenges.


Send Thank-you notes
After the interview send a “Thank-you” note to the interviewer. But don’t send out a thank you note or email as soon as you leave the interview, a good time to write a thank-you letter or email is the day after the interview.

Keep you thank you note pleasant and brief, providing the interviewer just enough to recall your meeting. And no matter what, always get you thank you note out with lightning speed.

Leverage outside resources
If you have contacts and connections with anyone who might influence the hiring decision, or who actually knows the interviewer, ask them to “put in a good word for you” after the initial interview.

But do this advisedly – this can be a sensitive or highly-political matter at times.

At the very least, send the employer some letters of recommendation, written by respected professionals in your business community.


Accept rejection gracefully
Assuming you’ve done everything, you can reasonably do to win the offer, you must accept whatever decision the employer makes. If you get the message (directly or indirectly) that the company is not interested in you, or if they reject you, then all you can do is move on.

You can’t “force” the interviewer to make you an offer, no matter how “perfect” you may have thought the job was for you.

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash (Free for commercial use)

Image Reference:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *