While preparing to attend a job interview what you must do before and during the interview. But have you ever given a thought on how important the after interview time is?
Is there an after interview etiquette?
Yes! Although less spoken about, it is important that the ostentatious skills that you accentuated during the interview stay in the glamour glass without breaking at least until you are hired!
So how does this happen? How to behave after the interview to give that final touch up for securing a job?
Here it is, those unspoken etiquettes for grabbing the last minutes of your mile stone and acquiring it positively:
Learn their procedure
Once the interview is over, you will naturally have your curiosity to know the results. Some companies might let you know it right away while some others might not. They will have their own time period to decide and announce the results. So, it is better that you request their approximate time taken after the interview gets over and then wait till then patiently.
Let know your deadline
Of course, you will have your own time limit to take up if the company offers to hire you. Instead of losing your head waiting for the call letter, it is wise to let the HR of the company know in prior that you will be available to take up the offer only for a limited period of time. This will not lessen your opportunity. Instead, you will be seen as a credible person and a man/woman of words.
Be polite and calm
Even if the interview didnt go on well, it doesn't matter. Say the magical words please, sorry and thank you wherever necessary and leave. Do not show your frustrations to anyone in the office lest you miss out on an otherwise positive outcome.
Your personality is something that is not just limited to the interview hall. So be nice to everyone including the receptionist at the company. Being nice means being courteous and polite. You might think that those things go unnoticed. But most companies have a surveillance camera and every action of yours inside the premises will be monitored. So make the best use of the opportunity.
Make plan B
After all, no matter how well things went, you can never be 100% sure of securing the job until you get the results and the appointment order. So it is important that you make yourself prepared for the worse case too and have alternative options to work towards if this does not work out.
Formalities to complete
Ask for a call letter and an appointment letter once the company lets you know that you are selected. This will make the whole process official and authentic. It will also safeguard you, in case, the company does not take you in on time. A written DOJ will give you a more secured position.