Before waiting for a response from your interviewer, make sure you send an email thanking them for the opportunity and explaining you enjoyed the discussion. Doing this promptly will alert hiring managers of your motivation and enthusiasm, which will work in your favour as a potential employee. Polite manners will also liken your chances of getting a faster response than other applicants, and whether or not you’re successful, you’ll get to do as Taylor Swift does and shake it off pretty quickly.
If it’s been over the timeframe given to you at your interview for a response from your employers, then you should feel free to contact them.
If you have the number of the company’s hiring manager and require an immediate response, then calling them is your best option. If you’re redirected to voicemail, leaving a message containing your name, applied post, time of interview and phone number, as well as a request to have an update on the status of your application. Remember to stay courteous and upbeat, and if the respond by asking for more time, thank them for the information.
Sending an email is also a great option when it comes to following up on an interview, as you can be sure you aren’t interrupting the interviewer during something important. As with the phone call, be sure to restate all your relevant details and stay positive in tone. Hiring managers will appreciate just how peachy-keen you are.
Choosing to follow up on an interview becomes especially important if you’re juggling multiple job offers (and knowing your amazing self, why wouldn’t you be?). Not only will knowing everything that’s on the table help you pick the best role for you, but notifying hiring managers you are considering other positions instead of them finding out later when they call to offer you a job will mean you expedite the offer process and save everyone, yourself included, some valuable time.