- Always send a thank-you note after
the interview. An email or handwritten note shows courtesy and
respect for the interviewer and the time spent meeting with
- It doesn't have to be fancy - just a
short note thanking the recruiter for their time, saying you
enjoyed the meeting and reiterating your interest in the
- Don't write a lot about yourself and
your skills in the thank-you note. It can seem like you're trying
to extend the interview.
- If you were given a date by which you
should have heard back from the company, wait another day or so and
then call your company contact to check in.
- If you are considering other offers,
you can call the company before their named date to let them know
in case they wish to make you an offer as well.
- If you don't get the job, it is okay
to ask the recruiter what you could have done to be a stronger
- Don't list references on your resume
and don't give the list to an employer until they request
- You should have three to five
references in mind. Choose people who can speak to your work ethic
- Get the permission of the person you
wish to use as a reference and then keep your references informed
if an employer may be contacting them.
- Be sure to thank your references for
- When evaluating an offer, think
carefully about how the company, the job and the work align with
your professional goals and your needs. Consider everything -
location, hours, salary, benefits, opportunities for training and
advancement, work environment.
- Think about any salary offer
overnight, even if it seems very low.
- Be sure to consider benefits, bonuses
and other elements of a total compensation package in addition to
If you come to terms and accept the offer, request that the
offer be sent to you in writing. Verbal offers are easier to
withdraw or change than a written offer.