In this section, learn about how to properly follow-up after a video interview.
So, you completed your video interview -- WOOHOO!! But, now what? The topic of post-interview etiquette has been researched, blogged about, and was lectured on in that mandatory college career prep class we all took as freshmen. The recruiting and hiring process has been increasingly changing due to advances in technology, so the interview follow-up has also experienced some minor changes.
Even when meeting virtually, the recruiter and/or hiring manager took time out of their day to send the invite and review your interview, so it’s only natural to go through similar follow-up routines as you would for an in-person interview.
One of the main differences between an in-person interview and a video interview is appropriate follow-up time. Just as you would for an in-person interview, it is highly recommended to send a thank you email as soon as possible. This is so for both one-way and live video interviews so, collect your notes from the interview and send them over right away.
While not required, a handwritten thank you note as a follow-up to a video interview may help you stand out. If you decide to send a handwritten thank you, you’ll want to get it in the mail ASAP to avoid a delay.
Since there is a hard deadline for completing a one-way interview, it is good to reach out once you have completed the video interview, and then again 48 hours after the interview deadline. This way, you will come off as persistent and will be fresh in the interviewer’s mind.
Here’s a quick checklist of tips and tricks for following up from a video interview effectively. In order to get the most out of this checklist, it is important you, the job seeker, knows how the companies hiring process works from the get-go. If you are unsure of how their hiring process works, feel free to ask your contact before even taking the video interview.
The key point to take away from these templates is to be short and sweet, yet express interest. Refer back to the interview to keep it highly on topic and be sure if you have questions, you address them in this note.
I am reaching out today to follow up on my one-way video interview I competed on (Date) for (Job Title) position at (Company).
Thank you for the opportunity and taking the time out of your day to review my interview.
I want to reiterate my high interest level in the (Job Title) position at (Company). (Insert a reason why you’re interested in the position).
I’m confident that I would be a great fit for this role because of (insert a quick pitch that’s relevant to what they’re looking for as outlined in the job description).
Thank you again, (Contact).
I am reaching out today to follow up on the live interview I had with you for the (Job Title) position at (Company) on (Date).
Thank you for the opportunity and taking the time out of your day to interview me.
I want to reiterate my high interest level in the (Job Title) position at (Company). (Insert a reason why you’re interested in the position based on something from the interview).
I’m confident that I would be a great fit for this role because of (insert a quick pitch that’s relevant to what was discussed in the interview).
Thank you again, (Contact).