Congratulations! You made it through the interview. Now that you have finished the interview, it’s time to play the waiting game. The first thing you will probably want to know, is how long it will take to hear if you were successful.
The hiring process can vary from employer to employer, with some employers wanting second interviews with the shortlisted candidates. You can ask the employer at the end of the interview what the next steps are, and when they are likely to contact candidates.
However, prior to hearing if you have been successful, there are a few things you might expect.
Make sure that your references know to expect a call, especially if you have put their numbers down on your resume. If you have not put references down on your resume, your potential employer may contact you to get those numbers.
Some candidates may wish to email their interviewer after the interview to thank them for their time. This email might also reinforce your willingness to work at a certain company, and any further information you were not able to provide during the interview.
When to call? It’s always hard to know when is the right time to follow up with an employer if you have not heard back from them. Whilst these calls are not likely to influence the outcome of your interview, it might help you get an idea of timeframes and if anything has changed in the organisation that might impact the role.
You should always wait at least a week between an interview and calling your interviewer.