FOLLOW-UP What happens between the first job interview and making the hiring decision will vary from company to company and position to position. When closing the interview you probably asked for information about what happens next in the interview process. How do you conduct yourself in terms of this process? When and how should you follow up to keep the focus on your application but to avoid becoming annoying. If you know approximately the time frame for the hiring decision you will have a better idea of how soon to follow up. For example if they have told you they expect to make the decision within the next week you will need to follow up more quickly, after a couple of days. If it is a longer time frame or they have not given you a specific time frame it is usually best to wait about a week before making contact. - Interview thank you e-mail - Formal Interview thank you letter . Whatever the time frame, you should not wait for the interviewer to contact you. You need to make contact to know what is happening and to keep yourself in contention for the job. Use this initial job interview follow up to highlight your enthusiasm for the position and to get more details about the status of the hiring decision. During the follow up call you can thank them again for the interview and restate your interest in the position. Find out if you are still under consideration for the position. Ask if there is any further information they need. Find out when you can expect a final decision. You want to show the interviewer that you are interested in the job but avoid sounding desperate. Be polite and professional.