What to do after a job interview
Don't leave the interview room quietly! Now I am not saying to bang a drum and dance around the conference table but do one important thing….. talk to your interviewers!
So did you last interview end with a nervous thank you and a final handshake? Did you leave the room without looking back? If you did, you lost the valuable time to beat other candidates.
It feels great when you are done with the interview but how can you follow up on your interview? How do you know what they are thinking about you? That is the reason you should do something at that moment.
In fact, the time after the formal interview is the time the interviewers are relaxed from the strain of the interview. This is when you can find out the most from them.
If the interviewers accompany you to the door, grab this chance to talk! You can ask them what they think about the interview with you and what causes them the headache of hiring new staff. You can pick up lots of important information from there. Or you could make small talk about careers.
What matters most is connecting with the interviewers.
The most effective strategy is to offer them some interesting topics that you promise you can get back with more information later on. Why? It gives you excuse to call them back. These topics can be work related but they don’t have to be if you feel it isn’t appropriate at that moment.
At the end of the day you need to stand-out among all the other job candidates and in this demanding economy make certain to use every moment to your advantage.