So you’ve just had an interview for a medical position. Congratulations. You’ve taken a big step towards separating yourself from the competition and landing the job. After an interview, many applicants feel that their work is done and there is nothing left for them to do but sit around and wait to learn their fate, but they are wrong. At Odyssey Staffing, we know that workers who get hired often go that extra mile, so here are our tips for how to follow up after a medical interview.
Send a Thank-You Note
Sending the hiring manager a thank-you note is a simple, yet often overlooked gesture. Not only does a thank-you note demonstrate a high level of courtesy, it also signals to the interviewer that you genuinely care about the job. When it comes to thank-you notes, you don’t need to write out anything elaborate. A couple of sentences expressing gratitude can get the message across; just be sure you send it out ASAP, as decisions are often made in a handful of days.
Give Your References a Heads-Up
If you’ve looked for a job recently, then your go-to references are probably already aware that potential employers may call them. Still, it’s a good idea to let them know that you’ve recently interviewed for a new position. For starters, this keeps your references from being caught off guard when a hiring manager calls, and secondly, it gets them thinking about positive things to say about you when they receive that call.
Follow Up Without Being Annoying
Badgering a hiring manager is a good way to get passed over for a position. However, if it has been a couple of days since your interview, there is no harm in politely following up. Simply giving the hiring manager a call or sending a brief email can show them that you’re truly interested in the position. Additionally, getting the person you interviewed with on the phone can be a great opportunity to clarify any kind of missteps you may have had during the interview itself.
Trust Odyssey Staffing to Help You Find Your Next Job
Landing a job in the medical field can sometimes be difficult, but the placement specialists at Odyssey Staffing are dedicated to helping qualified candidates find positions that are right for them. Our recruiters specialize in finding locum tenens and permanent placement candidates for the following specialties; Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, & NPs/PAs. If you’d like to learn how Odyssey Staffing can help you find your next position, call today or contact us online.