Finally. You got the call you had been expecting for a while. You prepared well, reviewed your answers and questions. And you finally participated in an interview. Congratulations!b Like you, many of your fellow law students and lawyers are applying for the same job. So the question is, what should do you now?
Step 1: Leave your information
Before you leave the interview conference room, make sure you leave your contact information. For example, it is always a good idea to prepare a folder with your curriculum vitae, references, cover letter, and business card.
Step 2: Know the next steps
Before leaving the interview, make sure you know what the process will be like. For example, it would be good to ask if there will be follow-up interviews; or when is the company expected to make a hiring decision.
In addition, before leaving the interview, make sure that you know who the decision-maker is. Is it one of your interviewers? Is it a manager who will do follow up interviews? Is it someone else?
If you were able to make a connection with one of the panelists, don’t feel timid about calling and expressing your interest!
Step 3: Follow up with a thank you letter
Make sure you promptly follow up with a thank you letter. This letter can be as simple as a post-card or a letter. The message you should communicate is simple enough. You are still very interested in the position and you are grateful that the individuals at your potential employer’s workplace took time off to chat with you.
If there has been several weeks and you haven’t heard anything, don’t be afraid to give the interviewer a call and reiterate your interest in the position and inquire to the process.