Concept image of a Calendar with the text: Follow Up


As a job seeker, you’re a salesperson. It therefore stands to reason that common sales techniques can help you close the deal on your job hunt.

For instance, sending a written thank-you note or an email after an interview is common sense, but surprisingly few people do it. As a prospective employee, you’re looking for every possible means to distinguish yourself. Not only is the thank-you note good manners, it also:

  • Reinforces you in the interviewer’s mind.
  • Gives you another chance to underscore your interest in and suitability for the position.
  • Provides an opportunity to showcase your writing skills.
  • Shows that you pay attention to detail.
  • Allows you to submit any additional information you may have forgotten to mention or bring with you to the interview.

Check out a few sample thank-you notes.

At the end of the interview, ask when you can expect a decision. If that time period has come and gone, a phone call or an email to the person who coordinated your interview is acceptable. If several weeks pass, and you still don’t hear anything, contact them again. Persistence, not peskiness, pays off.