INTERVIEW CLOSURE AND FOLLOW-UP
Most initial interviews last about 30 to 40 minutes. As the interview draws to a
close, summarize you qualifications briefly, express your interest in the job and
thank the recruiter for his or her time. It is imperative to get the correct name and
title of the recruiter. Make certain that you understand the next step and time
frame of the selection process. Immediately after your interview, write down
your impressions and thoughts in a short summary. In the event of a follow-up
interview, you will be in a better position to recall events which transpired in the
Within 24hrs of the interview, write a thank-you restating your interest in the job,
summarizing the key points discussed and include any additional
The BEST thank you is a handwritten card (traditional cardstock) reiterating some of the
highlights of the interview process. If your handwriting is illegible, you CAN type a
letter, print it out on resume paper, sign it and send via US mail. Less than 10% of
interviewees regularly send a thank-you letter and we want you to be an outstanding
Do not contact the employer until the specified time period has elapsed. Calling the
employer prior to when a decision is supposed to be made appears pushy or over-anxious.
When contacting the employer’s office, always be pleasant, polite, and straightforward.
Contact Career Services to let us know
when you obtain a full-time position!!
Send us an email or call 678.839.6431 with specifics:
Employer name, city/state, job title, and salary information.
Best of Luck!