As you probably already know, the phrase “Follow up like a pro” brings many connotations that in this section we will try to understand.
While it is true that anyone that culminates a career is a professional, not all of them work with professionalism. Most people think that to be success it is essential to be a professional, but what does “being professional” means?
For some people this term might means dressing smart having advanced degrees and certifications, meanwhile for others it might means be a responsible person doing a good job. Professionalism, as you probably already know, encompasses these and many other definitions. But, how professionalism can help us to be successful? It is very simple, while you have a greater degree of professionalism, you will be known as a better professional and you will have many more opportunities.
However, it is not just enough to be a good professional, but also it is necessary look like as one of them. If you wonder, how follow up like a pro? There are some important tips that will help you to show people that you are a real pro.
Get a business card
One of the first things that you have to do is get the business card from the person you interviewed with. Get a business card is very important because there you will find useful information about interviewer, including:
- The correctly spelled full name of the interviewer.
- Email address.
- Phone number.
- Street address.
In this way, you will be able to contact the interviewer wherever you want.
Send a thank you email
It is advisable to send a thank you email the night after the interview because the interviewer will know that you are interested in working for the company. In addition it also will demonstrate your good manners.
Call the interviewer after some days
After to send a thank you email, it is advisable to wait some days and until the company take a decision. On the fifth day after the interview, should do a follow-up phone call to the interviewer letting him know your interest in working for the company as well as if there is any further information he needs form you. Remember do not insist many times if the interviewer is not available when you call, instead that it is advisable to leave a basic message on his voice mail.
Send an email in order to express your interest in the job
If you want to gain the interest of the company then, you have to send an email to your interviewer as soon as possible. In this email you can make a resume about your skills, the reasons why they should hire you and of course what you can bring to the company. From my own experience I can say that this always brings good results. Finally from that point on, you should politely alternate among phone calls and emails until the company take a decision.
Following this steps, you will not have any problem to find a job in any company. In addition, if they do not hire you, you will be a strong candidate for other calls.