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  • Hey Ambitious Professionals! It's Linda Raynier of lindaraynier.com guiding you

  • to a career and life you'll truly enjoy. And in today's video I am going to be

  • sharing with you a few key tips on what to do after you've completed the

  • interview when it comes to following up with the employer

  • Ready to get the job you want? Top Notch Interview is coming soon! For more info and

  • free training head to JOINTNI.COM As a career strategist I've had the

  • honour of being able to help numerous professionals land their dream job

  • offers and so if this is something that you're interested in working with me one

  • on one I can give you details about that at the end of this video I get it you

  • get cold for interviews you get super excited you go on to the interview and

  • then you don't hear back or you're not sure what to expect next and it can be

  • frustrating especially when you don't know if you've been selected for the

  • next round and sometimes the one thing that you want to do is just simply send

  • them an email and ask them so when will I be hearing from you next but here's

  • the thing following up isn't necessarily going to

  • change their decision you don't want to be a pest and follow up so instead I'm

  • going to share with you my four guidelines when it comes to following up

  • and what you should do after the interview guideline number one know that

  • a follow-up email is actually unnecessary I don't know who made up the

  • role or belief that you have to follow up after an interview as the job

  • candidate because the truth is you don't recruiters hiring managers HR

  • professionals they're not sitting around waiting for your thank-you email in fact

  • if I was to be honest with you they could care less if they received a

  • generic thank you follow-up email from you you could say nothing meaning don't

  • send anything to them and they'll still feel the same way they did after they

  • received a generic thank you message from you so if you do want to send a

  • message to them then I'll talk about that in the next few steps but if not

  • then all the more power to you my friend because like I said I think you

  • follow-up email is unnecessary guideline number two know that you will eventually

  • hear back from the recruiter or HR person regardless of whether you sent a

  • thank-you note essentially you'll get your answer

  • if an employer really liked you and wanted you to move forward they will

  • either call you or they'll email you to let you know what the next steps are

  • whether it's to move to the next round or whether it's that they're offering

  • you the job and again the truth here is that if you had sent them a thank you

  • generic thank-you note to follow-up that wouldn't have really changed their

  • decision on whether they want to hire you or not because the way that they see

  • you at that point is all based on how you performed in the interview not based

  • on a little email that you had sent them after the interview so this guideline is

  • to re-emphasize the idea that you shouldn't place so much importance on

  • the thank you follow-up email because like I said if they like you you'll know

  • fairly quickly what the next steps are in the process guideline number three

  • when it comes to following up stop stressing about the thank-you note and

  • focus more on doing well in the interviews so many people go on

  • interviews and they leave the interviews completely wiping their memory of the

  • questions that were asked the questions that they struggled with answering and

  • not analyzing how they could have answered things differently and instead

  • ask me so when should I follow up instead of worrying about when you

  • should follow up you should probably better spend your time and energy on how

  • you performed in the interview with respect to the questions that they asked

  • you and where you could have improved where did you get stuck what questions

  • did they ask you that stumped you how can you do better next time I think

  • you're getting the drift here place less emphasis on following up and the

  • thank-you note because really the hiring manager has already made their decision

  • after they've met you from the interview they're not making their decision based

  • on an email they received after the interview already happened nothing's

  • going to change really at that point so with that you want a place less emphasis

  • on the thank you follow-up note and more emphasis on how can you improve your

  • interview skills for the next interview round in case you get called for that

  • guideline number four if you do you send a thank-you note make it

  • meaningful and impactful so now I know what you're thinking you're probably

  • saying to yourself Linda seems to be really against thank you notes and

  • follow-up notes it must be something that I really shouldn't do and that's

  • not the case I don't mean it that way what I mean is don't send a generic

  • thank-you note just don't if you're gonna send something make it meaningful

  • and make it impactful and here's how instead of just saying I really enjoyed

  • meeting with you I look forward to hearing next steps because that's just

  • going to get you thrown into the trash bin I would suggest that you instead

  • reiterate what you both discuss in the interview talk about the specific skills

  • or experiences that you bring to the organization that you know you'll be

  • able to contribute to the role and the position and from there talk about how

  • excited you are to be able to contribute your skills and experiences to the

  • projects assignments and to the team make your email specific and targeted it

  • should be highly customized to the employer and when they read it they

  • should be able to say that's right he or she does have the qualifications that

  • I'm looking for I personally believe that with everything in life if you're

  • going to do it you have to do it with a sense of purpose you have to know why

  • you're doing the thing that you're doing if you're just going to send a junky

  • random generic thank-you email better to probably not send it at all

  • and spend your time and energy doing something else that's more productive so

  • there you have it those are my four guidelines on how to follow up after an

  • interview now if you're someone who has been going on interviews for the last

  • little while you've been having not a lot of luck you haven't gotten the job

  • offer that you feel you deserve and you realize that you need one-on-one

  • professional guidance from me then feel free to reach out to me here on my

  • website at lindaraynier.com/standoutgethired read through the page fill

  • in the application form and from there if it seems as though we are a potential

  • match then one of my team members will be reaching out to you directly if you

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  • friends thank you so much for watching and I will see you in the next

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  • more info and free training head to JOINTNI.COM

Hey Ambitious Professionals! It's Linda Raynier of lindaraynier.com guiding you

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Job Interview Follow Up - 4 Guidelines

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    Summer posted on 2020/05/06
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