Source | FastCompany : By ROGER HUANG
Now that you’ve finished your job interview and sent a nice thank-you note, you might think your work is finished—that all there’s left to do is wait.
Not quite. In fact, there are still a few ways you can influence a hiring manager to decide in your favor. Here are four of them.
One of the most awkward parts of the post-interview process is waiting for a response. You don’t want to come off as desperate by following up too many times, but companies are more prone to take their time if you don’t engage with them proactively.
Your first step should be figuring out the appropriate channels to reach out for updates—maybe the best contact is the HR associate who first contacted you, rather than the hiring manager you actually interviewed with. So before the interview ends, make sure to ask who best to follow up with and how.
Everybody has a preferred mode of communication; if they specify short emails to X person, don’t wait a week and then call person Y on the phone.
One easy way to differentiate yourself is to go beyond just saying, “Thanks for meeting with me.” You should remember what happened in the interview, and make a conscious effort to tease out exactly what pain points the employer is trying to solve.