Interview Follow-up

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Thank You Letter

Be sure to send a thank you note or email to everyone who interviewed you as quickly as you can, preferably within 24 hours. The thank you will remind the interviewer how interested you really are in the position.

Write Down Notes

Immediately following the interview, take a few minutes to write down your impressions, the names of the interviewer(s), any follow-up instructions they gave.

Debrief With Mutual Contacts

Talk to friends or contacts about how the interview went and specific observations you made about the people, company, and how you think you did.

Give your References a Heads Up

If you haven’t already, let your references know they may soon be contacted be the employer. Provide them with a copy of your resume, the name of the interviewer, the organization, and the job description.

Begin to Research Salary

You should be prepared to talk about salary expectations when the employer next contacts you. Start your research by looking at sites such as NACE Salary Calculator,, and

Follow-Up on Interview Status

If you haven’t heard from the employer in quite a while, you may want to call or send a brief follow-up email to ask about the status of the interview and hiring process.