Following up after an interview

No matter how your interview went, we’ve got the advice you need to handle your interview follow up professionally and effectively. So whether you’re wondering exactly what to do after a job interview, you’re looking for a thank you email template, or you just need help spotting the signs that your interview went well – you’ll find everything you need to follow up after an interview.

Six reasons to reject a job offer

If you’re on the fence about accepting a role, here are six great reasons you might decide to turn down a job offer.

Eight signs your interview went well

Figuring out whether your interview went well isn’t always easy. To help you spot them, here are eight signs to look out for:

Second interview questions and answers

So you aced the first interview. What next? Here are a few of the most common second interview questions (and our advice on how to answer them).

11 things to do when your interview goes badly

Unfortunately, interviews don’t always go to plan. We’ve already covered how to deal with stress in an interview, but here are 11 things you should always do after a bad interview:

Six reasons you didn’t get the job

We’ve already covered five things you should never do if you don’t get the job – but to stop you from beating yourself up, here are six reasons you didn’t get the job:

How to: Deal with interview rejection

Sick of being told that ‘everything happens for a reason’ (and other apt motivational slogans)? Here are our top tips to help you ace your next interview:

Five things you should never do if you don’t get the job

We’ve already covered how to survive interview rejection, but here are five things you should never do if you don’t get the job:

Six annoying things recruiters say

Always being told you’re overqualified? It might not mean what you think. To help reassure you, here are six of the most annoying things recruiters say, and what they actually might mean:

What to do after a job interview

So, the job interview is over (cue: sigh of relief)…but what now? To help turn your potential post-interview stress into a positive attitude that could help land your dream job, here are some of our top tips on what to do after a job interview:

Post-interview checklist

How you follow-up after an interview can be just as important as the interview itself. To help make sure you do it the right way, here’s our comprehensive post-interview checklist:

Interview thank you email template

Sometimes, a little thank you can go a long way. To help you make the right impression after an interview, here’s our interview thank you email template:

Why haven’t they called? The importance of asking for feedback

So, why haven’t they called? Here are a few of the reasons we’ve experienced, and our number one tip for what you should do about it.


Why should you follow up after an interview?

We always recommend following up after an interview. Not only is it a great way to stand out from other candidates, it’ll also help put your mind at rest when it comes to finding out any potential feedback a recruiter may have. 

When do we recommend following up after an interview?

We recommend reaching out to an employer a few weeks after your interview, to check on any progress. We also suggest sending a quick thank you email afterwards, as a polite and professional way of keeping in touch.

Why hasn’t your interviewer contacted you yet?

It can take somewhere between two and six weeks for a recruiter to get back in touch after an interview. But there are many reasons why an employer hasn’t called – ranging from the number of people they have left to see, right through to sorting out their schedule. To help show some initiative, we suggest making asking for feedback a key part of your post-interview checklist.  

What do we recommend if your interview didn’t go well?

Even if you think your interview went badly, don’t panic. Always focus on what you think went wrong, but don’t dwell on it – and celebrate anything that went well. That way you can turn any potential interview rejection into something to learn from, and improve.