Imagine this, you have just left the interview.
You are pretty sure it went well. You are keen to talk more to the recruiter and negotiate if at all possible. You are really interested in this job and are determined to capitalise on the interview.
There are a couple of interview protocols:
- First send an e-mail thanking the recruiter for their time and repeating back salient points from the interview. A well written thank-you e-mail sent immediately after your interview will keep your name at the forefront for the decision making time.
[pullquote]It’s also the opportunity to put yourself forward again as a suitable candidate for the job with all the right qualifications and skills to match the vacancy.[/pullquote]
And if there was anything that needed addressing then your e-mail can detail that too. If in the interview you think you gave a woolly answer, you could expand and explain concisely.
- Secondly, review your performance from the interview. Evaluate your answers and work out what went well and what you could improve on. Did you use your prepared achievement statements as examples? Do you need to prepare some additional stories about your successes for the next interview?
Add this evaluation to your little black book. Use the information to ask for more help and rehearse for the next interview.
Keep going! You are doing well but if you need more help, you know where I am.