Last week I wrote that I had a couple job interviews lined up for this week, so I spend last weekend preparing for the interviews by reviewing the companies, their work streams, and going over potential interview questions. I felt very confident when I walked in the door, and I hope that was evident to the interviewers.
As I mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been bored with my current job, and though I have looked for other positions within my company and pleaded my case several times with my manager and his boss, there just doesn’t seem to be much in my company that will offer me the professional growth opportunities I am looking for.
Both positions I interviewed for offer more responsibility and growth opportunity than my current job, and I am looking forward to hearing back from the companies.
The interviews. Of the 2 interviews, I think one of them went very well. The other, I don’t know. The interviewers didn’t give me much to go on, and they were difficult to read. The second company seems to have a very stiff atmosphere, which is not something I am sure I want to be a part of. The first interview was very laid back, the interviewers were friendly, and the company atmosphere seemed to be an energetic environment in which to work.
My plan going forward. Directly after the interview, I sent the interviewers a thank you note. I did this via e-mail, which some people say is a no-no. However, others think it is fine depending on the industry and whether or not it is time-sensitive (i.e. they need to make a decision quickly). I still have the option of dropping a hard letter in the mail as well, so I think I will do that. Going the extra mile doesn’t hurt.
I also plan on following up with a phone call. Since I interviewed earlier in the week, I will do that today. I don’t want to wait too long, because I am interested in the positions, and I want to be seen as a candidate that is eager and interested in the company / position.
That’s all I have for now. I’ll post an update when I hear back from the companies I interviewed with.