Past IssuesOctober 12, 2009
GREAT Job Interview
Follow-up Letter Secret
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GREAT Job Interview Follow-up Letter Secret
Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and author of the "Secret Career Document" job landing system.
You've just finished the interview you hoped to get and it went pretty well as far as you can tell. Now you must play the 'waiting game,' as the hiring manager makes his or her decision about offering you the job. However, you can be active even as you wait. Here's a secret most people don't know about--so keep it to yourself, okay?
A Gift That Continues to Give
Give the interviewer a 'gift.' No! Not a Starbucks card or a movie pass. In fact, if you're not careful such a gift might be considered a bribe, so of course you want to avoid that. However, you can give something of value that will be seen as a kind gesture from a person who has taken note of the employer's interests and hobbies.
You can pass on a 'gift of information' - an article from a magazine or newspaper, a reference to a certain web site, or a brochure or pamphlet--that focuses on something the hiring manager would welcome, use, and enjoy.
Thank You PLUS
For example, suppose you and the interviewer talked about your mutual interest in golf or dog training or skiing or chess. How nice it would be to include some printed information on one of these topics that reminds the hiring manager of your conversation and your thoughtfulness. This gift along with a short but friendly note of thanks for the interview would surely put your name and face in a prominent place in the interviewer's mind.
Even if you don't get the job, you've taken a good and kind step toward another person. That will pay off in one way or the other.
1. It shows enthusiasm for the open position.
2. It displays your diligence and commitment.
3. It demonstrates that you paid attention to the interviewer and his or her interests.
4. It illustrates that you are a thoughtful and generous person with your time and energy.
And finally, such gifts sent periodically, help you keep in touch with your interviewer until the job is filled.
Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new "Secret Career Document" job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."
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