INTERVIEW WENT GREAT...
BUT NO PHONE CALL YET.
You’re worried. You thought the interview went great. But
there’s just one thing... they haven’t contacted you yet.
SEND AN EMAIL.
Reiterate your appreciation for the interview and excitement
for the job.
Ask if there’s any additional information you could provide or
questions you can answer as the committee makes their final
And finally, make sure you ask when you can expect
to hear an update!
BUT NO THANKS.
You nailed the interview, but the interview panel didn’t agree.
So now, you’re wondering why you didn’t land the job.
PICK UP THE PHONE.
You may not want to, but picking up the phone is the best
thing you could do in this situation. Give the hiring manager
a call, tell them you appreciate the opportunity, then ask for
feedback on your interview. Be specific.
Consider asking the following questions...
1. If there was a particular question I could’ve answered more
2. About my execution of the interview.
3. About my presentation or delivery.
4. The deciding factor between me and the other candidates.
But before you accept, wait at least 24 hours.
Why? It gives you time to thoroughly think about your options.
Are you sure this job is the right fit for you?
HOW TO DECLINE.
You have come to the conclusion that the company or position
is not what you want. To break the news to the employer, give
the hiring manager or recruiter a call. Express your sincere
appreciation for the opportunity to interview and become
a part of their team. After consideration of your long term
goals, you would like to pursue other professional opportuni-
ties that better align with your current career goals.
HOW TO ACCEPT.
After waiting 24 hours, call the hiring manager and express
your excitement regarding the opportunity to work for their
company and with their team. Make sure you’re profession-
al thoughout all the excitement. You want to display maturity
and professionalism as you prepare to negotiate your salary,
benefits, and employment contract.
CALL ME? YES!
When it comes to your employment contract, salary, and
benefits always negotiate. Be prepared to ask for a bump in
salary as well as items that will enhance your quality of em-
ployment such as additional vacation or sick leave, a signing
bonus, moving expenses, professional development funds, or
other related benefits.
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to develop and tell the story of you. How you share that story matters.
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Gala Jackson, M.Ed. is a Millennial Expert & Career Management
Consultant with InterviewSnob, a career consulting boutique
for millennials. Connect with Gala @interviewsnob and check
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