At the end of a Job interview, an interviewer might mention being available for your phone calls in case you as a candidate have some questions. This is a very generous offer and it should be almost always used.
Even if you are not offered to call the interviewer you should not stay silent. Instead, the day after the job interview either a phone call or more often send a thank you email to the interviewer and follow up on a job interview.
In our previous article Prepare To Ace Job Interview In Norway, we have mentioned Follow Up phase in the Job Interview Process. This phase consists of two steps.
- Follow Up
When you come back from Job Interview feel free to send the emails thanking the interview panel for a pleasant interview. In a thank you email, you can restate your interest in the position. In addition, you can mention some of the best impressions for you during the job interview. You can send emails to each of the Job Interview Panel participants since everyone counts.
If you do not get any feedback after you have sent thank you letter you can make a phone call and check the status of the hiring process. The same thing applies if you have not been called back for a second round of job interviews.
Even if you are not chosen one you can still phone call employer and ask why they did not choose you. Be very polite and positive when asking for feedback.
Good To Know
Sometimes especially with companies in the public sector hiring process can take a long time. What employers do in many cases they wait and do not reject the candidates. Especially, if you are not the first pick. Moreover, employers buy their time until they finish the process with their first choice. If the first choice rejects their offer then they move over to the next candidate.
However, that doesn’t mean that you should put on hold your job application process. On the contrary, you should continue with other job applications while keeping in mind the status of the one that is on standby.
Don’t forget to update your Job Application Log spreadsheet with your job application data and status.
Don’t forget that this article is part of a text serious about finding a job in Norway. Depending on the phase you are in at the moment maybe you can find some articles useful for yourself. So please check them out.
Below you can see the infographic with an overview of all the texts in the series. If you click on the link above you will be sent to the page where all these steps are listed.
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Author: Dejan Mladenovic
I moved my family of 3 to Norway in 2008 and created this website so that I can share what I’ve learned with anyone that’s thinking of moving or traveling to Norway. It’s such an awesome place, and I want you to get the most out of it!
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