After the Interview
Capture the details while your memory is fresh
Jot down the pertinent facts and make note of any questions.
Send thank you emails within 24 hours
- Email every person who interviewed you. Use the subject line “Thank you from [Your Name].” A handwritten/typed note may stand out in a positive way, but the employer won’t receive it as quickly, which could be risky.
- Mention specifics from your interview. For instance, “I enjoyed our discussion about [topic]” or “I appreciate the info you shared about [something you learned].”
- Reiterate your interest in the position. Remind the interviewer of the top skills you would bring to the job. Use this as an opportunity to clarify or to mention something you might have overlooked in the interview.
- Be professional. Ensure that your message is formal and professional regardless of whether you send it via email or snail mail.
Consider your next steps
Depending on the speed of the hiring process, you may want to make an additional follow-up call or send a message about 5-7 days after your interview. Make an appointment with a career advisor for help strategizing.