Published: Sep 04, 2012
The days following an interview can be full of stress. You replay each part of the conversation in your head, second-guess your choice of outfit and constantly check your phone for missed calls. (Wait, are we talking about a first date or an interview here?)
While the three-day rule of asking for a second date doesn’t apply, it’s important to follow up appropriately with your interviewer. A handwritten thank-you note isn’t necessary—and might even arrive too late. Instead, within one business day, send a short email thanking your interviewer for his or her time. Here, some ideas for crafting the perfect thank-you email:
Have other thank-you note tips? Let us know in the comments!
During a job interview, you can expect to be asked all kinds of questions about your education, experience, and skills. At a certain point, the interviewer will shift gears and ask if you have any questions for them, which gives you the opportunity to learn more about the company and your potential role there.
Today, in the age of social media, the interview process begins well before your actual interview. These days, most hiring managers search your social media accounts for red flags before your interview (and sometimes before you even get to the interview stage).
Internships are a reality that every student in their later years of school are faced with. While universities try their best to place students in their dream jobs, the question of what one’s dream job is continues to plague the minds of every student!
Is my dream job what I think it is, or is it something I am meant for but have never had the opportunity to experience? Well, maybe one of the best ways to find out would be to try out—and what better way to try out a “dream” job than having a small test run or, to put it differently, getting an internship in a field one aspires to be in.
Each year, Vault surveys thousands of current and former interns at more than 100 internship programs to create our annual Internship Rankings. Last year, we asked 12,000 interns to rate their programs in a variety of areas, including quality of projects, real-life experience, networking opportunities, training and mentoring, and more.