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HOW TO GET THE JOB #8: Following up after the interview

Stay at the top of the hiring list
Posted at 5:27 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 20:31:49-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Following up is just as important as applying for a job. The soft skills you show when you send a thank you email is crucial.

Our local experts give some tips on how to follow up promptly and professionally to stay at the top of the hiring list.

After the interview in a day or so send a thank you email. An email should come before a handwritten thank you, because the employer may have already hired someone by the time your written note arrives in the mail.

The email should be personal, short and warm. Thank your interviewer for their time. Make sure your name, phone number, email and the position you are interested in are clearly stated in the email so that it's easier for someone to follow up.

"How to Get the Job" local experts:
· Suki Mahal, Recruiting Specialist, Express Employment Professionals
· Laura Hill, CEO, Pinnacle Recruitment Services
· Bob Meadows, Business Development Director, City of Shafter
· Arleana Waller, Founder, ShePower Leadership Academy
· Cheryl Scott, Executive Director, Kern Economic Development Foundation