Lots of you are seeking interviews or have completed one. Interviews are great opportunities for you to share relevant information with the interviewer in hopes of getting the opportunity you seek. Now, the interview may be over, but your chance to make an impression is not. Here are 10 strategies to continue boosting your candidacy.

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  1. Show that you're still interested: leave no doubt in the interviewer's mind about where you stand. Ask for the job at meeting's end with a phrase such as, "I would really like to contribute to this company and am hoping you select me."
  2. Set the stage for further contact: nobody wants to be a pest, but could your silence as days pass be misinterpreted as indifference? Avoid the guesswork by finding out before heading home what the employer prefers in terms of checking in.
  3. Be punctual: if you tell the interviewer you'll send a list of references tomorrow morning, make sure you do it.
  4. Know when to sit tight: if an interviewer requests that you follow up by phone in a week, respect her wishes.
  5. Send a prompt thank-you note: a positive, nonintrusive way to stay on an employer's mind is to send a thank-you note.
  6. Send each interviewer a personalized, powerful follow-up letter: this piece of communication is another chance for you to shine, so don't waste space with generalities. You also can use the letter to introduce achievements that didn't get discussed and to elaborate on interview answers that you felt lacked punch.
  7. Address one of the company's needs: another effective way to follow up is to act more like a consultant than an applicant. During the interview, you learn a lot about a company's weaknesses and/or areas where the company wants to expand, consider creating a proposal on how you would address one of those areas. Doing so will demonstrate that you have the knowledge and also the enthusiasm to make a significant contribution.
  8. Keep thinking and learning about the company: be prepared for additional interviews or follow-up phone calls by continuing to research the organization and the field.
  9. Leverage outside resources: networking should never stop.
  10. Accept rejection with grace: finally, keep emotions in check and don't burn bridges if someone else gets hired.
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Maximize your career search during spring break! Check out the below ideas and connect with the Bloch Career Center for help:

  • Schedule an appointment with the Bloch Career Center
  • Identify your career path with a career coach
  • Begin/Update your cover letters with a career coach
  • Begin/Update your resume
  • Create/ Update your LinkedIn Profile
  • Explore new internship/job opportunities
  • Practice Interviewing with a career coach or through one of our online platforms
  • Practice negotiating or renegotiating a salary
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