The Interview is Over. Now What?

February 22, 2017

Career Advice

20979939428_237d68fc5a_zWhether the interview went perfectly or not, the waiting period just after can be completely stressful. You may start to overanalyze everything or feel like your destiny is completely out of your control. Fast Company published a stellar article recently called Exactly What to Do While You Wait to Hear Back About a Job.

According to a recent survey mentioned in this article, half of the applicants who apply for a job don’t hear back–at all. The tips in this article can help you take back a little more control of your future. Here’s a summary of the highlights.

Why you may not have heard back after the interview…

  • the recruiter may be waiting to hear back from the hiring manager
  • there may be a lot of candidates left to interview
  • you may not be a great fit

What to do if you haven’t heard back after two weeks…

  • check in up to three times (your handwritten thank you note counts as one check-in)
  • don’t call or use social media–send an email instead
  • be enthusiastic and interested, persistent not pushy

Read more fantastic tips from the Fast Company article here.

Image via Image Catalog/Flickr.




About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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