Following up after an interview is an essential life skill. It’s frustrating when employers ghost candidates during the hiring process, but the simple act of following up might be enough to keep you on the radar. After the interview, what steps should you take to continue making a great impression? Here are tips for following up after your nursing interview.
How to Best Follow-Up Post-Nursing Interview
Send an Email
After your interview, email the person or people you met with. This is the most effective way to reach someone in today’s workplace culture. Before you leave the interview, get their business card to ensure you have the correct email and spelling of names for everyone. If you met with more than one person, send an individual email rather than including everyone in a single message.
Personalize the Greeting
Always personalize the greeting. Make sure their name is spelled correctly. Personalizing isn’t only about the person’s name; it’s also making the letter’s content relevant to your conversation rather than as a generic thank you note.
Thank the Interviewer
However, you do want to thank the interviewer for their time. Gratitude should be a part of these interactions. For example, you can say, “Thank you for meeting with me today about the nursing position. It was great to see the workplace and the details of what’s expected once I start the job.”
The thank you email after your interview should also be specific. Reiterate your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments. This is also an excellent time to mention things you may have forgotten in the interview. For example, if they ask you to tell them about an experience in your career and you think of something after the fact that better illustrates the point, share that in the email.
Reiterate Your Interest
Always conclude your email with a reiteration of your interest in the position. Let them know why you want to work as a nurse for them specifically. They want to see that you are looking for a job with their organization, clinic, office, or hospital, not just any job.
Include Your Contact Information
And always include your contact information in your letter. Yes, they should have your resume with your email and phone number, but make the process as easy as possible. By including your phone number, they can contact you immediately rather than looking up your information elsewhere.
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