How To Follow Up After a Government Job Interview

What to do after you go to a government interview? The follow-up:

If you haven’t already, please read our article on Preparing For a Government Interview first.

After the interview, ask for a business card(s) from the interviewer(s) at the end of the interview session. Express your gratitude by send a thank-you-note or follow-up letter to the interviewer(s) whom you met in the interview. Reiterate a few points that you have already discussed in the interview. Please make sure you send the thank-you letter within 24 hours of your interview.

If you have been asked for any information (references or sample transcripts), please do send it along with the thank-you letter. Sometimes, the interviewer(s) would have mentioned to send a trial project or test to be taken. If you do not receive it immediately, please do request the interviewer(s) for the necessary information.

During the interview, the interviewer(s) would have informed you how soon they are planning to fill the government position. If you receive any email or update from the employer, please feel free contact the employer to know the status of the job along with your candidacy. This attitude will show your interest in the government position.