Once the questioning is over, you can continue to make a great impression on the interviewer.
- Offer a handshake and thank the interviewer for his or her time.
- Express your interest in the position and company. Say something like “I would like to contribute to [company name].”
- Express follow-up concern. You could simply say, “I hope to hear from you soon,” or you could determine the preferred method of follow-up before you leave. Hiring managers will happily tell you if you should wait for their phone call, or if you should make a follow-up call in a week.
- Follow the instructions the manager gives you; don’t call the next day if you are supposed to contact him/her in one week.
- Send a “Thank You” note. Yes an email will work, but dropping off a hand written note at the front desk is more personal and effective.
- Be proactive and continue learning about the company researching their web or talking with internal employees. This will prepare you for any questions during the follow-up call or for a second interview.
August 06, 2012