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What to do After the Thank You Note

March 28, 2009

thank-youYou’ve had the interview and sent a thank you note via email and snail mail. What’s the next step? This wait can be one of the hardest parts of a job search. Here are five tips of what to do after you’ve sent a thank you note to a prospective employer. These come from Heather Huhman, Entry-Level Career Examiner.

1. Send the hiring manager an interesting article. This is always a good tactic for follow-up. You reach out to your contact without “bugging” him or her.

2. Send the hiring manager a new portfolio item. Either create something new or hold something back during the interview process for situations just like this.

3. Invite the hiring manager to connect with you on LinkedIn. Even if you don’t end up being offered the position, you still want to remain in contact with the hiring manager because of the networking opportunities.

4. Write a blog post that will appeal to the hiring manager. Perhaps sparked by something during your conversation or something important going on in your industry, write a post on your professional blog you know will appeal to the hiring manager, and send a link to him or her via e-mail.

5. If your industry has a networking or professional development event in the near future, ask if the hiring manager will be attending.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Trisha permalink
    March 28, 2009 8:38 pm

    This might sound dumb, but I never knew you were supposed to send a thank you note in these situations. So this article is helpful for me in more ways than one!

  2. lindames permalink
    March 31, 2009 6:27 pm

    I didn’t know this was acceptable until recently. Over spring break I had 2 interviews for internships this summer. Sent them both thank you cards, and landed both! It can only help!

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