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After the Interview: 4 Ways to Follow Up

After the Interview: 4 Ways to Follow Up

by Margaret Steen | Monster.com

Go into recovery mode. Perhaps you feel that you didn’t make the best impression in the interview. The follow-up is your chance to recover.

“Tell them you’re going to provide them with additional resources,” McKee says. If you can send documentation of your abilities—or even get references to send notes on your behalf—do so.

But if your reason for thinking you blew the interview is something minor, like spilling your coffee, ignore it. “If you draw attention to your embarrassment about little things, it might lead the person to think you’re too insecure,” DeCarlo explains.

Bounce back from rejection. When you hear from an interviewer but the news is bad, what should you do?

First, “thank the person for letting you know,” DeCarlo says. Then ask if the interviewer would be willing to give you any feedback that you could use for future interviews. The answer will likely be no, but it shows that you’re interested in improving.

Then keep networking with the interviewer, perhaps by forwarding occasional, well-chosen articles related to your industry, for example, or by joining a group on LinkedIn.

(For more tips on dealing with job-search rejection, read “After the Recruiter Says No.”)

This article was originally published on Monster.com


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