What's the best way to follow up after a job interview? One good way is to call the interviewer to thank them for taking the time to interview you. Not only will you be showing your appreciation, you can also recap your qualifications and offer additional information about your skills and experience.
Contrary to what you may think, most managers don't mind a phone call after an interview. In fact, according to an Accountemps survey, the most appropriate ways to deliver an interview follow up thank you are by email (87%) and phone (81%), followed by a handwritten thank you note (38%). Survey respondents could select multiple options, which is why there is an overlap.
One thing that's good about a phone call is that it provides an opportunity for discussion. Rather than a one-sided email message or a handwritten note, a call means a conversation and that conversation is an opportunity to sell yourself, one more time, to the interviewer.
Not sure how to go about it? Here's how to make a job interview thank you call, including when to call, what to say, and how to reiterate your interest and recap your qualifications to your interviewer.
Regardless of which method you choose, remember how important it is to say thank you. 91% of respondents appreciated being thanked by job candidates. So, take the time to say thank you after each and every job interview.
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