There are a lot of things you should do BEFORE the job interview – like finding out about the job scope, company background and profile, the location of the office, preparing your certificates and photocopies of them, your latest CV, a proper mindset, get enough sleep to stay fresh, and the list goes on and on. To be honest, there are more things you need to do BEFORE the interview than AFTER the interview.

In this short article, I’m going to talk about the AFTER interview.

  • The first thing you should do right after the interview is to email the HR who arranged the interview, and also the interviewer (if you managed to get his/her email address). What you need to do then, is to send a “Thank you” email to them. I know to some people, it looks a bit ‘fake’ and ‘hypocrite’ but if you truly feel grateful to them for giving you the opportunity of an interview, then why not? It’ll make you feel better and sometimes, make them feel better too. It’ll also leave a good impression on them.
  • The second thing you should do is to call back and check the status to show you are eager to join them. However, most of the time, you will only do this if you are desperate for the job. Just don’t make it sound like you are desperate. During the interview, the interviewer should actually inform you (or you should’ve asked) how long it will take for them to get back to you (pass/fail). Pick a day (2 or 3 days after the given ‘time frame’) and call up the HR. Just to ensure that they won’t forget to inform you if you fail….and you won’t need to wait forever.

These 2 are, by far (in my opinion), the most important things to do after an interview.  Just remember that the most important of all…is still the interview itself. 🙂

Hope it helps.