Aug 21, 2018 - 02:01 AM
Unfortunately for most people, the nerves that they experience pre-interview do not fully subside until they have heard back from the hiring manager. While most hiring managers are great about getting back to candidates within a week of an interview, some employers take as long as two weeks to a month to update candidates as to the status of their applications. If you're like most candidates and unwilling to wait that long, you may want to know how to follow up after a job interview.
Ideally, when the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" you should ask (at the end, of course), when you can expect to hear back from them. After they give their answer, follow up with, "Do you mind if I reach out to you if I have not heard back from you by then?" Most hiring managers will not say no.
However, say you did not ask about follow up, or you have not heard from the employer even after you reached out. What do you do? Forbes suggests four non-annoying ways to follow up after an interview, which include sending out a thank-you note, periodically checking in, and, of course, asking about follow-up steps in the interview.