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Student Professional Development Center

After the Interview

  • After leaving the interview, take notes on what was discussed during the interview and assess your interview performance - what did you do well; what do you need to work on for future interviews; what questions do you still have for the employer, etc.
  • Send a typed or hand-written thank you note within one day of the interview - the sooner, the better. Be sure to spell everything properly in the thank you note and on the envelope! Restate your interest in the position and highlight important aspects of the interview.
  • Follow-up by phone if you have not heard from the company in the designated time period.
  • Even if you aren't offered a position, maintain a positive relationship with the organization. You never know when a new position may become available!