The big interview you’ve spent weeks preparing for is finally over. What do you do now?
Persistence is key to any job search, which is why job seekers are encouraged to follow up with hiring managers after an interview.
There are a variety of ways to follow up with hiring managers. Most job seekers choose to send a handwritten thank you note or a thoughtful message via email. Job seekers can also follow up with hiring managers to receive an update on their application or ask questions about the hiring process.
When following up with a hiring manager, it’s a good idea to include a question. This shows the hiring manager you’re purposeful with your email and want to build a relationship.
Now, it’s important not to follow up with questions such as “Did I get the job?” or “When will you make a decision?” These questions often come of as pesky or annoying if the hiring manager already told you when they’d be in touch.