The job interview is a key part of landing a job and your chance to show your new employer that not only do you know what you are after, but also you know what you bring to the table. So leave the paper at home, work on your key messages, and don’t forget to double check whether this is the right role for you.
It’s tough to grow a business in a silo. By that I mean operating without dialogue, networking and information exchange with other people in your industry. I believe 100% in joining industry associations relevant to your business. They can open doors, lead to new relationships and give you access unavailable to non-members.
Finding a suitable job posting online is tough. Getting called to come in for an interview is even tougher. You sift through the daily job ads, searching for jobs you should apply for. When you finally find a job, you feel pressured to apply quickly so you don’t miss out on the opportunity. You attach your standard resume, hit send, and wait… and wait… and wait. This can be frustrating and discouraging, but what can you do about it?
So, that went well. You did your homework, researched the company, practiced answering typical questions, and dressed to impress. You aced that interview! Now the waiting game begins. You can’t take it.
You’re just itching to follow up with a phone call or an email, but how soon is too soon? When is the right time for a post-interview follow up?