12. Keep up the search
Even if you “killed it” in the interview, Haefner says not to quit the job search.
“Nothing is guaranteed in an interview unless they made you an offer on the spot,” she says.
“If that interview went well, and you think you’d fit in well with that particular company, look at their competitors in the area and see if they’re hiring,” she suggests.
13. Pace Your Subsequent Follow-ups
You should pace your follow-ups with the timeline you asked for after your interview.
If your potential employer never provided you with specific information about following up, a good rule of thumb is to follow up approximately one week after you send your thank-you note, Augustine says. If you were told expressly it was OK to follow up with the hiring manager directly, do this once a week for no more than five weeks.
“Remember, there’s a fine line between being enthusiastic and annoying, so proceed with caution. The last thing you want to do is appear confrontational or desperate,” Augustine says.
When speaking with the recruiter or hiring manager on the phone, she suggests asking the following questions:
• Where are you in the hiring process?
• How do you see me stacking up against the other candidates?
• Can you think of any reason why you would be reluctant to hire me versus one of the other candidates?
14. If you don’t get the job, thank your interviewers for their time and consideration
As Business Insider previously reported, it’s always a good idea to follow up after hearing you didn’t get the job with a cordial “thank you anyway” email.
Remember to start by thanking your interviewers for their time and consideration. Then you can ask if they might share any feedback and consider you for any future positions at the company you might be a fit for.