The follow-up process is full of “do’s” & “don’ts” … We have listed a few of them for you:
Do ask at the end of the interview when the employer expects to make the hiring decision.
Don’t ever have any errors (misspellings or typos) in your thank you letters.
Do be patient. The hiring process often takes longer than the employer expects.
Do be proactive and consider follow-up with your recruitment representative. Follow-up can give you just the edge you need to get the job offer over others who interviewed for the position.
Do continue following-up, especially if the employer asks you to. Remember the adage about the squeaky wheel getting the oil. Just don’t go overboard and annoy or bother the employer.
Don’t burn any bridges if you do not get a job offer. And do try and turn the situation into a positive by bringing the interviewer(s) into your network, possibly even asking them for referrals to other contacts
Don’t place too much importance on one job or one interview; there will be other opportunities for you.
Do use other job offers as leverage in your follow-up — to get the offer you really want.
Do alert your references — if you have not done so already — that they may be getting a phone call from the employer.
Do obtain the correct titles and names of all the people who interviewed you. (Ideally, do get each person’s business card.)
Do use these follow-up techniques to continue to show your enthusiasm and desire for the position, but don’t make it seem as though you are desperate.
Don’t stop job-hunting, even if you feel confident that you will get a job offer. Do continue to interview and attempt to find other opportunities.
Do follow-up with a telephone call to the recruitment representative within a week to ten days (or sooner, if the employer had a shorter timetable) to ask about the position. And do continue to build rapport and sell your strengths during the phone call.