After the Interview


When the interviewer asks you if you have any questions, this usually signals that the interview is about to wrap up. Click here for some things that you may want to ask the interviewer.

Also, this could be another important time that the interviewer is looking at your behavior, so leave the right impression.

Thank the interviewer and let them know where you stand. If you are interested in the job, then tell the interviewer and inquire about the next step in the process.  If you are offered the position but are not sure yet if you want it, then ask for a couple of days to think it over.  Be considerate if you ask for time, and understand that the employer will probably need to fill the position as soon as possible.  Give them a specific date and time when you can give them your decision and then get back to them as soon as you have decided, even if it is before that date/time.


You may wish to send a personal letter, thanking the interviewer for her time spent with you.  Not too many people take the time to do this, so this shows a higher level of effort and courtesy than some of the other job seekers. For additional information on writing a follow-up letter click here.

If you do not hear back within the 3 or 4 days following the interview, then call to thank the interviewer again and inquire about the position.

Even a bad interview can be a useful learning tool. Learn from your mistakes!

After the interview, think about what you would like to improve, perhaps even write it down. Develop a strategy for how to do this and follow through on it. Also, if you do not get the job, then you can ask the interviewer for some feedback on what you did well in the interview and what you need to improve upon for future interviews.