Video Time: 9 Minutes Action Time: 30 minutes – 2 hours
Video Time: 9 Minutes
Action Time: 30 minutes – 2 hours
“Did I get it yet? Did I get it yet? Did I get it yet? “This little voice will keep shouting in your head while you wait for your interviewer’s decision. The little voice may be annoying, but make sure your actions are not.
Follow these steps to make a good impression in the days leading up to the offer:
1 Respect the timeline the interviewer gives you about when they will make a decision. Friday means Friday, so don’t facetime them at 3 PM on Tuesday to talk salary.
If decision day is in one week from the interview, don’t keep following up with emails and phone calls asking if a decision was made made early. Don’t harass anyone, please.
2 If decision day is in one week from the interview, don’t keep following up with emails and phone calls asking if a decision was made made early. Don’t harass anyone, please.
3 Time your ONE follow-up call or email carefully. If you interviewed earlier in the process, send a follow-up closer to decision day to keep you fresh in the interviewers’ mind.
4 Follow-up by sending a Thank You note! This shows the interviewer you are excited about the position and grateful for their time.
5 Send a thank you that is personalized to the company you are applying for. If you interviewed for google, you might not want a “thank you” with a picture of an old-fashioned library on the front. Think about the job, the company values, and how you can visually represent them in a card.
For example, if you are interviewing for Starbucks, send a Thank You note with a coffee cup on it. If it’s a Starbucks brand cup, that’s even better. Better yet, if you remember an anecdote from the interview that could be represented on the card, you will really stand out for your good memory and thoughtfulness.
Here’s an example of a thank you note:
COVER = Thank You, Starbucks!INSIDE = Thank you, (name of the person who interviewed you)!I really appreciate you taking the time to meet with me and sharing your insight onthe (name of the job) position.As we discussed, (insert anything you want to solve, add, remove objections, etc.)Thank you again, and I look forward to hearing from you on (insert anticipated day of the offer).(Name here)
You may be thinking, “Who sends paper mail anymore? Especially during a pandemic? How will I get it to them?” Paper mail shows a certain measure of thoughtfulness which can’t be replaced by ready-made e-cards. You don’t have to step out of your house to send out a thoughtful paper card! We have the perfect resource to help you stay fresh in your hiring manager’s memory by sending out actual cards. It is definitely more convenient to send an e-card and by all means be better than not sending a card! Just about anyone can send an e-card with the click of a mouse. If you want to stand apart from the clutter that bombards everyone’s inboxes these days, then go to the following website, send out that perfect card, and make an impact!
6 Thank them for their time. Express your interest, mention things that need to be hammered home, and use this as an opportunity to cover any mistakes you feel that you made during your interview.
7 Timing when you should send your card is important. Make sure it reaches the interviewer before the decision is made. For example, if they decide on Friday and your interview was on Monday, make sure the card arrives on Thursday. This is actually one of the many benefits of e-cards. You know exactly when the card will get there (as soon as you click send!).
6Thank them for their time. Express your interest, mention things that need to be hammered home, and use this as an opportunity to cover any mistakes you feel that you made during your interview.
So, what are you waiting for? Get on designing your Thank You notes! And don’t forget to tune in to the next episode on Preparing and Mastering Your References!