News :Post-Interview Tips for Nurses
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2009
You’ve just come home from your interview with the facility that may hire you for the job you’ve always wanted. You’re feeling very confident about how you performed under pressure.
So now what should you do?
Here are some great post-interview tips from the experts at Maxim Healthcare Services that may help you land that job:
• Send a thank you note. Sure, e-mails are convenient, but a hand-written letter or a personalized greeting card can have an immeasurable impact on your interviewers. So within a day or two, send a brief note to thank each individual you met with for the opportunity to interview for this position. Some helpful items to include in your note include:
o Let them know you appreciate their consideration for this job.
o Reiterate your excitement about the prospect of being hired.
o Further explain any answer that you felt could have been stronger or clearer.
• Proofread your letter for typos, grammatical errors, clarity of message, etc.
• Check the status of the process. Within a few days of your interview, it’s a good idea to follow up with the hiring manager to ask when a decision will be made, and if you need to provide any additional information.
• Reach out to the hiring manager again the day before the decision will be made with a quick call or short e-mail to let him or her know that you’re still very interested in the position.
• Call your references. It is recommended that you ask your references prior to your interview if it is okay to use them as a professional reference. However, you should also contact each of the references you offered at the interview to let them know who might be reaching out to them, what the position is, and where the job is located.
• Don’t go overboard on social networking sites. If you have a Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter account, make sure your content, conduct, and online personality is something a prospective employer would approve of. HR Managers often visit these pages to monitor a possible employee’s off-hours exploits.
For more information, visit www.MaximNurses.com.