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If you have recently attended a job interview and are waiting to hear back from the employer, you’ll need to plan your follow up routine to ensure you gain interview feedback.

Interview Tips

Thank the Interviewer

After the job interview you should thank the interviewer for their time as this will reaffirm your interest in the position. As well as thanking them in the interview, consider sending a brief email after to thank them for their time and reiterate your interest in the company. This will help the interviewer to keep your application fresh in their minds and will help you to stand out from the rest.

Be Patient

The interviewer will have lots of resume templates to assess and may take weeks to make a decision. You should also factor in how desperate the role is, if there is someone working their notice in the position at the moment, time of year and volume of candidates that applied for the role. All of these can affect how long it takes to recruit for the position so ensure you don’t chase the employer – be patient.

Send a Follow Up Letter

If it’s been over a week since your job interview, consider sending the employer a follow up letter. The letter should jog their memory of your interview and may help them to make a decision. In the follow up letter you should outline that you enjoyed the interview, reiterate your key skills and why you are interested in the role. Read our advice article on how to write a follow up letter.

Keep Researching

Whilst you are waiting for feedback from the employer ensure you keep researching other positions and applying for jobs. You shouldn’t limit your applications and chances of securing employment!

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