Although this is not something that I would want to discuss, most recruiters understand the importance of follow up with their candidates after the interview. It is a good idea to ensure you have established a dialogue and build rapport with your potential employer before the interview is scheduled.
This allows both parties to know what the other is expecting. This means that there is a conversation to be had and the question of follow up has been answered. Now the candidate has some time to think about what they would like to ask the recruiter after the interview and this will help them to decide whether or not they want to continue to work with the recruiter.
Most of the time, when you are interviewing, you are aware that you are being watched by a recruiter. However, if you are busy and the recruiter is working a different shift, it is likely they will contact you through phone.
For example, if the recruiter is at home when you interview then you could talk to them on the phone or in person to build rapport and establish the employer’s attention. This builds on previous conversations and proves that you understand how the interview works. If you don’t do this, it might be difficult to re-assure them the next time they are available to work with you.
If you have an interview scheduled, then you should consider where you are in the day and if you need to make an early pick, then you should consider setting up an appointment at the company office as well. This will ensure that you have some time to yourself to review your portfolio and get organised for the interview. The recruiter can also call you later in the day, but again, a great interview starts at the first phone call.
It is also important to remember that if you are happy with your progress, then you might want to start looking for a new role and don’t want to be a pest. When you have to pick up a recruit’s slack it can be very upsetting and you might want to do this in a very positive way.
Instead of waiting for the recruiter to call you up again, what if you called them up yourself and got on the phone with them right away? Although this might take some practice, the results are sure to be rewarding.
There is one more consideration that you will need to think about when you have an interview. This is the potential employer will need to know what it is that you are working on that is important to them.
For example, if you had an interview for a role that was an assistant editor, then you could mention that you could be good at that role and include some examples of your previous work. Perhaps you did some research papers or shared editorial duties in the office.
You need to make sure that this is included in your resume because this is a very serious consideration that you will have to mention during the interview. A recruiter will be able to tell if you are being asked about the types of tasks you could do, and if you are then you should make sure that you show what you can do.
If you have been offered a job but have yet to schedule your first interview, then it might be worth setting up a meeting with the recruitment team and sharing some of your ideas for the next role that you can apply for. If you are applying for a new role and you already have experience in that particular role, you should mention this.
The most important thing to remember when you have an interview is to remember that you have the opportunity to earn the role andbe part of the company. With a little preparation, you will find that the whole interview process goes much more smoothly.