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6 things you should definitely do after a job interview — example of a follow-up

Hello job seekers! You've just had a job interview and now you're once again filled with that all-too-familiar feeling of anxiety and uncertainty.

We get that — it's hard to know what to do next!

But don't worry, we're here to help. In this post Let's take you through 6 things you absolutely must do after a job interview to increase your chances of getting hired.

And the best thing about it? We have Some examples of follow-up notes attachedto help you make a lasting impression on the interviewer

6 things you need to do after a job interview

1. Get the details

At the end of the interview, you should ask the interviewer about the next steps in the hiring process and the best way to follow up. This gives you an idea of when you can expect feedback and how you can stay in touch. Ask for their contact details, such as an email address or phone number, so you can easily get in touch.

2. Assess your abilities

After the interview, take some time to think about your performance. Think about what went well and what you could have done better. This will help you prepare for future interviews and improve your chances of getting hired.

3. Write down everything you want to remember

Take notes on the interview while it's still fresh in your mind. This can include things like the name of the interviewer, important details about the company, or questions asked. This will help you remember important details when following up and preparing for future interviews.

4. Connect on social media

If you haven't already, connect with the interviewer on LinkedIn or other professional social media. This can help you build a relationship with them and to stay up to date with company news and updates.

5. Send a follow-up note

Always do a follow-up after an interview, as many candidates don't and it can make a big difference. A follow-up note shows that you're interested and can help you stay in the interviewer's mind. Use the following format to create a personalized note:

What should you say?

  • Say thanks
  • Confirm your interest
  • Mention something interesting that came up in the interview
  • Share additional resources or answer a question you couldn't answer during the interview

Below are two examples of the follow-up that you can use 👇

6. Get used to waiting

After you've asked, it's time to wait for an answer. Be patient and don't worry if you don't get immediate feedback. Remember that the hiring process can take time and it's important to stay positive and focus on your job search.

Follow-up examples:

Example I:

Hi [first name],

I just wanted to get in touch and thank you for taking the time to talk to me yesterday about the [position] role at [company]. I really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the company culture and the work that the [specific team] does.

I was particularly excited to learn how [specific aspect of the company or role] aligns with my own interests and experiences. As we discussed, I have experience with [relevant skill or project] and I believe I could add value to the team in that regard.

If you have any further questions or need information from me, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am very interested in this opportunity and would be happy to discuss my qualifications further.

Thanks again for your time and consideration.

Best regards,


Example II:

Hi [first name],

Thank you so much for taking the time to talk yesterday. It was a pleasure to learn more about [your company] and your innovative [strategy] approach in [industry]. I'm really excited about the opportunity to explore a potential career within the [specific team].

I could no longer agree with your philosophy of surrounding you with incredible people [specific detail discussed during the interview]. For me, [company name] is about building meaningful relationships [company value]. I find it rare for a company to have an [asset] that so closely reflects its values and mission.

Thanks again for having the opportunity to share my background and interest in [position] with you. I think my experience with [industry, skill, or product] is a perfect match for what your team is looking for and I hope to prove that. Thought I'd share a few links to projects I mentioned during our conversation [insert hyperlinks or attachments].

Thank you so much and I hope we hear from each other soon!

Best regards,


That's it for our list of 6 things you absolutely must do after an interview! Remember Follow-up with the interviewer is the key to making a lasting impression and setting yourself apart from other candidates. We hope these tips and examples help you get through the post-interview process with ease. Good luck with your job search!

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