A lot of people say that when you’re looking for a job, the hardest and most excruciating part of the experience is waiting for interviewers to get back to you – especially when feel like you had a great interview.
It’s hard because all you can do now is wait for them contact you. However, if you don’t want to waste your time during the waiting time, here are a handful of things you can do to be more efficient while waiting.
Thank them for their time – Some people think that sending thank-you letters to employers is already cliché. However, just like in fashion, nothing ever really goes out of style in the hiring process. Every employer is different; some may not like it, but there are also those who appreciate the effort of writing a thank-you letter.
Give clarifications to questions or topics that got sidetracked – In any conversation, it’s easy for a topic that you really want to discuss in detail to get sidetracked. While waiting for the hiring manager to get back to you, you can follow up and offer more details about the topic that you didn’t get to explain.
Offer additional information – In the course of the interview, you found out that there are additional skills they’d like and that you weren’t aware of because it wasn’t in the job posting. When you write a follow-up letter, it will be a good opportunity for you to provide additional information that you didn’t cover the first time around.
Check in with your source – If there is a person who referred you to the job or you know someone in the company, after a brief period of waiting, ask your source if there are any updates about the position.
If you don’t want to waste time while waiting for a call after a great interview, the best thing to do is find other positions you can apply to. No matter how qualified you think you are, don’t invest yourself too much in one job opening. Nothing is certain until you get an offer, so until then, continue the search.