After a Job Interview: How to Stand Out From Other Candidates

December 15, 2011  |   Advice for Students,Blogs,Business Etiquette   |     |   0 Comment

When I worked within the law firm environment and managed the professional recruitment of summer law students, articling students, and lateral hires, I was responsible for the review of all incoming resumes, recommendations to firm partners with respect to suitable candidates, and the interview process. Over the years, I have reviewed thousands of resumes and conducted hundreds of interviews.  I know first-hand what employers are seeking in potential employees as well as the methodologies used during the interview process.  I am also knowledgable with respect to the “unspoken” expectations that employers have of candidates upon completion of a job interview which they feel are the tell-tale signs of whether a candidate is truly interested in their organization and the job. If you truly want to stand out from other candidates after a job interview, and you don’t want the individuals on your interview panel to question how serious you may be regarding their organization and the job for which you interviewed compared to another candidate - send a thank you note. Your note should be sent within 24 hours after your interview. Whatever format you decide to use to create your thank you note, the ...

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