No doubt you spent considerable time preparing for your interview, but are you ready for what comes after the interview? Do you know when to follow up? How you should follow up? Are you confident in how you can show interest and be assertive without sounding desperate and being a pest?
Your recruiter knows!
When you work with a recruiter, you don’t have to worry about the answers to any of those questions. Let them take care of all the details. They receive a level of honest feedback candidates never get directly from employers and can share that feedback with you. You’ll know if there’s a good chance you’ll get the offer or if you need to brush up your interview skills.
Your recruiter is your advantage.
Partnering with a recruiter gives you a unique advantage, both before and after the interview. They can provide insights into what the employer is looking for. This enables you to put your best foot forward, knowing exactly what you should share in the interview and what you should not.
When you call or email the recruiter after the interview, here is what you should discuss:
- Ask for the employer’s general impression of you.
- Ask if you are in the running for the position.
- Confirm the length of contract and projected start date.
- Ask where in the decision-making process the employer is.
- Find out how many candidates were interviewed and how you stacked up against them.
- Offer to provide additional information if requested by the employer.
- Ask for recommendations to stay top of mind.
- Find out what you can expect next in the hiring process.
And most importantly, ask what other opportunities should you consider. No matter how well an interview went, it’s best not to put all your eggs in one basket. Leave the follow-up to your recruiter and move on to the next interview.
Let your recruiter do what they do best.
As an oil and gas industry employee, you’re accustomed to being in control. That’s not always the case when searching for your next job. That’s why partnering with a specialized recruiter works to your advantage. Your recruiter is your advocate. They can “sell” you to an employer in a way you may not be comfortable doing yourself. They will remind the interviewer of your qualifications and what they have to gain by hiring you.
At FootBridge Energy Services, our experienced recruiters specialize in making a great impression with your resume and in the interview so you can land the job you want in the oil and gas industry. Contact us today to learn more about our employment opportunities in the energy sector.