You did it! You found a job, applied for it, and did an interview!?!? I know you're feeling pretty excited but remember that old expression: "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."
3/4 of the battle is won, young grasshopper but there is still more to do. You'll want to start by not allowing your head to swell to three times its normal size. Keep yourself grounded and continue to apply for other positions while you wait to hear back from the company that you've recently interviewed with. Based on the nature of the company and job that you applied for there may be some things you can do to follow up after the interview to ensure that you are a memorable candidate!
Send A Card
That's right. I said it. Do this archaic thing and you might just secure a job. Sending snail mail is becoming a lost art and some employers would find it extremely endearing and unique if you were to send a small little handwritten thank you note or card. If you opt to use this method, be sure that it won't rub that company in the wrong way. Also, try to send it as soon as you finish the interview so that they receive it within a couple of days and hopefully it will sway them from considering you as a "maybe" to full on "yes"!
Give Them A Call
Something I've started to notice as I've gotten older is that there aren't a lot of people who are willing to have phone conversations. In my opinion, it's just faster and easier to talk to someone instead of texting them. Some employers get so inudated with job applications that they forget to follow up with certain candidates. Don't let your name be one of the ones that slip through the crack! Call the company and ask to speak with the person you interviewed. Let them know that you enjoyed meeting with them and that you just wanted to follow up to thank them for taking the time to consider you for the position. Try to mention some of your key stats again and leave them with a smile or a laugh.
This method does not work for all employers because some explicitly mention in the job posting that they do not want to be contacted via phone about the job offer. Be sure to review the job posting before you call just to avoid any small mistakes.
Text or Email?
Ah the most basic but most convienent of all of these choices. It won't take you any time at all to send the person who conducted the interview a quick message a couple of days after the interview to just say "Thanks for the opportunity", "I really enjoyed meeting with you", and "I'm looking forward to hearing back from you soon!" Please take the time to check your spelling and include a signature so that they know who it is coming from and how they can get back in touch with you. Yes, it is already on your resume and the job application but repetition is helpful un this case.
Wait And See
You could also just opt to not follow up and just wait patiently to potentially be contacted by the recruiter. I mean, you'll have to do some waiting anyway...
This is as far as I can go with you on your job hunting adventure. I'm sure you'll be just fine and even if this position doesn't work out for you, I know that something will!
Fly High My Butterflies,
Tierra C. Watkins