Closing the deal
Reflect: Immediately afterward, think back on your interview and write down a few points that you would like to reinforce or clarify in your follow-up communication.
Send a thank-you letter: Send a professionally composed thank-you letter within 24 hours of your interview. Be sure to be personal, demonstrate your enthusiasm and reinforce your interest in the position. The letter may be sent electronically or by snail mail. Select the method which seems most appropriate given the industry.
You may wish to check out the following articles about thank you letters:
- Job Seekers: No, The Interview Thank You Note Is Not Dead
- Mastering The Art (And Science) Of Thank You Letters
- Sending a Post-Interview Thank You? Don't Make These 8 Mistakes
Make a follow-up call:
At the close of your interview, you may have discussed when you can expect to hear from the organization. If that date passes, and you haven't heard anything, it's reasonable to make a call expressing your thanks for the interview and asking about the status of your application.