You have just had an interview for a nursing position you really want. Now that the interview is over, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do other than wait. There is one thing you should do after the interview; something that will increase your chances of getting the job. It’s something few job applicants do.
You should write a note to the hiring manager thanking her for the opportunity to interview with her healthcare facility.
In the note, you should again ask for the job. Also, if there is any information you want to add to what was covered in the interview, this is your opportunity to do so. If there was a question during the interview that you believe you could have answered more fully, for example, you can include that information in your thank you note as well.
You can also use the letter to briefly review again your strengths and skills, and the value you can add to the healthcare organization.
These days, most people send their thank you note by email. But if you really want your follow-up note to stand out, write it on good stationary. It will definitely catch the hiring manager’s attention, since it is likely to be the only one written on paper.
Putting your note on paper has several advantages. It forces you to think more thoroughly about what you want to say and how you are going to say it. You will have to write a rough draft first to get your thoughts clear.
Usually during an interview, the hiring manager will give you some idea of the next step in the process, and some kind of timeline going forward. She might tell you, for example, that you will be notified within a week regarding where you stand.
If a week has passed and you still have not heard from the hiring manager, it is perfectly acceptable to give the person a call to remind her of the timeline discussed during the interview.
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