How to make a follow-up call after a job interview

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How to make a follow-up call after a job interview
A follow-up call should be done once after the interview. (Speaking on phone image by Marina Bartel from

You just left a wonderful interview for a job you would love to have and you are on cloud nine. As the days pass, your happiness starts to wane--and you wonder if you did make a good impression. At the end of the week, you still have not heard anything--and you wonder if they are still considering you. It is at these times when a follow-up call after a job interview is going to get you the information you need.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Sit down with a notepad and pen about a week after the job interview to make the follow-up call. Having a notepad on hand will help you take any notes that come up on your follow-up call.

  2. 2

    Call the place where you interviewed and ask to speak to the person you interviewed with.

  3. 3

    Tell the interviewer your name, why you are calling and remind her when you sat down with her for the interview. This will refresh her mind as to whom she is speaking with.

  4. 4

    Ask the interviewer about the status of the position you interviewed for. If the position is still open, ask if you are still being considered.

  5. 5

    End the follow-up call after your job interview by telling the interviewer that you are still interested in the job and you look forward to hearing from her in the future.

Tips and warnings

  • If the follow-up call after the job interview has gone well, you can ask the interviewer when you can expect to hear a decision about the position.
  • If you need to leave a voice mail, ask about the items from Steps 2 to 5 and leave a number where you can be reached.
  • A follow-up call after a job interview should only be done once about a week after the interview. Repeatedly calling the interviewer could send your application to the bottom of the pile.

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