What to do after the interview ?

 

DEBRIEFING AN INTERVIEW

 

Phew! The interview went well. But you're not done yet! Find out how to put the interview to good use. After an interview, you should take advantage of the experience to evaluate yourself and improve yourself. You should also keep in touch with the recruiter.
After each interview, review the meeting, if possible immediately afterwards, and on the day after at the latest. You need to:

  • Note down the information provided by the recruiter about the company, the job, the business, the sector and so on: this will be very useful during another interview.
  • Self-evaluate on form (body language, how much you spoke, etc.) and substance (your skills, motivation, answers to question, etc.). Did you manage to get across your career path, your skills and your hopes for personal development? Were you able to back up your motivation? Did you manage to grab the recruiter’s attention? Were you able to answer all his questions? Did you get the information you needed?
  • Analyse these data to improve your weaknesses, correct any deficiencies and eliminate any blunders. This way, you’ll feel more at ease during your next interview!

 

SENDING THE RECRUITER A REMINDER

 

Even if at the end of the interview, the recruiter promised to get back to you, we recommend that you:

  • Thank the recruiter by e-mail the day after the interview. This is an opportunity to back up your application, demonstrate your interest, summarise the meeting and provide additional information.
  • Call him a week after the interview. This is a good way of reminding him of who you are and finding out if you have made it on to the short list.
  • Let him know if you have been hired in another position. You will create a good impression with the recruiter - your paths may cross in the future.

DEALING WITH REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION

 

You weren’t selected for the job. Ask the recruiter for his reasons. Consider this failure as an opportunity to move forward. Talk about it with colleagues, friends and family. And stay positive - you've already got through the CV sorting process and you have all the skills to succeed.

 

WHAT TO DO

 
  • Thank the recruiter.
  • Send him a reminder.
  • Improve yourself.
 

WHAT NOT TO DO

 
  • Wait too long to debrief and send a reminder.
  • Confuse sending a reminder with harassment.
  • Be aggressive if you get a negative response.