I had an interview about a week ago and at the end of the interview the interviewer
told me that they would be in touch with me by the end of week. I sent a thank-you email a few days later but I haven’t heard anything since the interview. I
know most companies will send you an email and a letter in the mail letting you
know that you were not selected. I wanted to call the interviewer but wasn’t really
sure what to ask. Any suggestions?
The Career Doctor responds:
Call the employer today! Right now.
I cannot stress enough the importance of follow-up. Job-seekers who follow-up with
prospective employers send a message that they are very interested in the job. Those
who do not roll the dice.
So you have done everything right so far. Prepared for the interview received information
about the (proposed) timetable and wrote a thank-you note. All that is left now is to follow-up.
Call the interviewer and politely ask about the progress of the search and whether
there is any other information you can provide him/her. It’s most likely that the
hiring manager simply was overly optimistic about how long the hiring process would take.
And if the person says to check back in another week be certain to do so!
Now don’t be the angry or annoying job-seeker. Do not start checking in every day or
several times a day. Politeness matters so be respectful while also following-up.
Read more in this article published on Quintessential Careers:
The Art of the
Follow-Up After Job Interviews.