Alas, in our ever more competitive job market, one of the other interviewees is likely to have just started to compete for the job.That job seeker engages in what the Five O'Clock Club calls post-interview activism. For example:
- In your thank-you note, include a proposal for what you might do for that employer, for example, "In light of our interview, it would seem helpful if I (insert a bold set of activities.")
- If you flubbed a question in the interview, write, "I've thought more about (insert question.) On reflection (insert smarter answer.)
- Write an individualized letter to each interviewer, stating what you appreciated about that person and perhaps what work you might do for that person if hired.
- Write a few-page white paper addressing an employer need.
- Overnight a book that would address a need expressed by an interviewer.
- Have someone call the hiring decisionmaker on your behalf: "I hear Joe Jones is applying for a position as (insert your target job.) I just wanted to put my two cents in. You'd be very wise to hire him."