Are you in the process of finding a new job? If you are, you may have job interviews already lined up. You may have already had some job interviews take place. If that is the case, did you follow up with the interviewer or the employer in question? If follow-up contact, such as a telephone call, is an action that you have yet to take, you may want to examine your options.
When it comes to determining whether or not you should follow-up on all job interviews with a quick office visit or telephone call, many job seekers are unsure how they should proceed. Since many are uncertain of the action they should take, many just do nothing. If you would like help in determining what you should do after attending a job interview, you will want to continue reading on, as some advantages and disadvantages to job interview follow-ups outlined below.
Here are some of the benefits of following up with the employer or interviewer. One of those advantages is the impression that you can create yourself. Checking to see how the selection process is coming along or if you can answer any additional questions is a great way to show that you are genuinely interested in the open job position. It also shows initiative on your part, which is something that many companies look for in their new hires.
Another one of the many advantages of following up after a job interview is the answers that you may get. If the employer in question has yet officially made a decision, but your name is still in the running. They may tell you to call back later or wait for a phone call, which should arrive when a decision has made. On the other hand, if determined that you are not the right candidate for the job, you may be notified of this when you make your first contact attempt. This notification is ideal as it encourages you to explore your other options without wasting any precious time.
Although there are some advantages to following up after a job interview, you will also find that there are some disadvantages to doing so as well. As previously stated, an interview follow-up may help to create a good impression of yourself. What you need to know, however, is that this idea can work both ways. Some employers view follow-up phone calls as unnecessary distractions. If they tell you to wait until you heard from the company, you would want to refrain from making any follow-up contact, as your actions can have negative results.
The advantages mentioned above and disadvantages in the previous paragraph are just a few of the many to job interview follow-ups. As previously stated, you will want to try and make sure that you follow the advice or instructions given to you by each employer or interviewer. So if they ask you not to make contact, you will need to do so. Be advised that you avoid calling during known busy times, such as lunch or right before the workday ends.
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