This article was originally published on ComeRecommended.com.
In the past, we’ve often discussed the importance of following up with recruiters after a job interview. Sending a note shows you value the opportunity and are truly interested in the job being offered. In fact, more than one in five (22 percent) hiring managers say they are less likely to hire a candidate if they don’t send a personalized thank you note after an interview, according to CareerBuilder. Now, CareerBliss has put the steps you should take into visual form with this infographic.
Always send a thank you note to your interviewer within 24 hours of your interview. If you are given a follow-up date (which, frankly, you should always ask for before the end of the interview), you should stick to the interviewer’s instructions. If the date passes and you still haven’t heard anything, send a follow-up email, reminding the interviewer of your qualifications and interest in the job.
After that first follow-up, you can follow up again after a week or two. After another week, if you still haven’t heard back, you can send one final email (the infographic says call, but we disagree here). At this point though, you’re probably no longer being considered for the position.
Use this infographic to navigate your way through the follow-up process after any job interview.