Follow up techniques and tips below to assist you in following up. Whether it is after an interview, job application or a simple inquiry. Follow up a few days after you have sent a job application or initial inquiry. Do this via phone or email.
Following up via phone is usually the best method. But, the boss may be busy or doesn’t accept calls. Here is where email comes handy. But if you don’t know the manager’s email, ask the receptionist. Or check out the company website, as some companies list some emails.
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Follow up techniques and tips
- Following up after an interview gives you an edge over other applicants. Do this by sending a thank you letter immediately after the interview. If you haven’t heard from the interviewer after several days, you can follow up again.
- Following up gives you the opportunity to highlight strengths. Also, to elaborate on anything that you didn’t mention in your initial contact.
- Express your continued interest in the position and that you are looking forward to accepting the opportunity.
- Keep the follow up professional and simple. So no more than one page when writing.
- Obtain each person’s business card at the interview, so you have the contact details for following up. And to help you to prepare the thank you letter.
- Be persistent when following up. But never annoy the boss.
Avoid these follow up techniques
- Never annoy the employer
- Don’t ask the employer why they haven’t called you
- Don’t ask the employer to justify anything to you
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