Career Toolkit: Closing the Deal

Closing the deal

Post-Interview Checklist

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:

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.

Received a Job Offer?

First, pat yourself on the back. Before you accept and start sharing the good news with everyone you know, consider these five points.