How to Effectively Follow Up
How appropriate is it to follow up after an interview?
- Send an email to the Hiring Manager thanking him for the interview and reiterating the reasons why you think that you are a good match for the position. State what you bring to the table and why you would be an excellent addition to their team.
- The reason we suggest sending an email over a written letter is that time is of the essence. They could be making their decision before your snail mail reaches them. Be proactive and think of the urgency of getting that “thank you” to them as soon as possible after the interview.
How to handle the issue of another potential offer
- If you are currently employed, you may or may not receive a counter offer from your previous employer.
- It is important to know that if you accept a counter offer from your current employer for a higher salary it may backfire down the road; you may be perceived as un-loyal; you have lost their trust; they may keep you around then let you go as soon as they find a replacement.
If I show lots of interests about the position, could they see it as a negative sign?
- Showing interest is good.
- Provide them with a verbal summary of why you are qualified for the position.
- Give examples
- Enthusiasm and passion are good
What do I do with a verbal offer?
- The verbal offer is where you start negotiations
The process of turning a verbal offer into a written offer
- Get the verbal negotiations to turn into a written offer.
- The written offer is not for negotations