Remembering a few key points after an interview with the apartment manager or supervisor can help you immensely. Here are a few tips to do after the interview:
Concluding the Interview
- Thank the interviewer.
- Express interest in the apartment industry position at the very end of the interview. Saying it more than once may make you look desperate. For example, say “It would be a pleasure to work for you.”
- Refrain from turning down or accepting the job at the first interview. Take time to reflect and evaluate.
- Ask what the next step is in the interview process. You need to know how and when to follow up with the property manager or supervisor on the position.
After the Interview
- Write down important notes from the interview. They’ll be helpful when writing the thank-you letter and preparing for the next apartment industry interview.
- Send a thank-you letter within 24 hours after the interview. Express interest in the position and summarize key points discussed in the interview. It should be no more than two to three short paragraphs – keep it brief! Check carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Take time to ask yourself what you could have done differently in the interview. You can always improve on your skills.
Looking for more advice: Take a look at my tips for what to do before the interview and during the interview.
James G. Lenhardt, CPC, CTS, of Hire Priority Staffing & Executive Search is in his second decade of staffing and recruiting in the property management industry.
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