Everyone has given interviews at some point in their lives. The anxiousness right before the interview is so daunting that many people fear it. Be it for government positions or private entities, interviews are to judge the person’s personality and behavioral traits. Nowadays, interviews are happening over zoom calls or google meet due to covid-19. So if you are someone who recently had an interview and your recruiter right after the interview wants to set up another call, then don’t worry and read more to know what it might be for. Let’s know what to expect if a Recruiter wants to call after the interview?
There is no single thing to expect when the recruiter wants to call after the interview. It can mean anything from giving you the offer letter or wanting to know the availability of joining the company. It can be setting another interview with higher authorities or letting you know you didn’t make it to the final list. Whatever it may be, the correct response to always listening and answering politely and not abruptly disconnecting the call. Don’t forget to say ‘Thank You.
Let’s analyze in detail the different reasons for a recruiter to call you back after the interview.
This is one of the foremost reasons for receiving a call from the recruiter. In case that does happen to you, thank them and ask the necessary questions. Make sure to prepare a list of questions you want to ask in advance. It is advisable to confirm your date of joining and availability.
Many times it happens because the information you provided was not complete or they want more documents for verification. This could be one of the reasons for calling you after the interview. So make sure to send your correct documents to avoid unnecessary calls.
Different companies have different ways to hire people. Some take tests and interviews, some prefer only interviews. If you have applied for a company that has a hierarchy, then giving another interview right after the first one can be a reason the recruiter is calling you. The call can be to tell you that you have moved from one stage to the other or you have been scheduled for an interview with the manager or anyone in charge.
Usually, this scenario doesn’t happen over the phone as either the company doesn’t inform the rejected candidates or they do it over email. However, you don’t need to get one rejection call because most companies don’t do it. If you do receive such a call then simply listen, maybe ask where you lacked in your interview and thank the person for their time and efforts. Don’t shout or blame the recruiter for you not getting selected.
Q. How to prepare for an interview beforehand?
Always research about the company. Try to connect with people working there on LinkedIn. Try to understand their culture and what kind of people usually get selected. It is a must-have for you to know your domain inside out. Any answer from your profession should be on your tips. Make sure to have a well-tailored updated CV. If the interview is on call then don’t then it’s fine and focus only on the contents. However, if the interview is offline then wear clean formal clothes or appreciate attire related to your profession. It is not entirely correct to say it doesn’t matter how you look. To a recruiter it matters as the person sitting to do the interview does not know you on personal grounds. So first impressions of him are very important.
Q. Can I call the person who will interview me?
No. It is not appropriate to call and ask the person when your interview will be scheduled. You are not the only candidate waiting for the opportunity. So have patience and let the process work at its own pace. However, if you don’t hear from them in two-three weeks after sending your CV, just call once or send an email inquiring about the status. This is the only thing you can do. If they find you suitable they will call you back or reply to your email.
Q. What is more appropriate? Call or email?
It depends. If you know the person in the company in a more personal manner, then calling to check on your interview status is fine. However, to keep things professional, send formal emails. This will ensure that everything discussed is in the writing. Email is still considered the most professional way so try using that first.
There can be many reasons why a recruiter wants to call you. Sometimes you don’t even receive a call or a reply from the company you have interviewed for. So don’t feel bad if that happens to you. There are always a large number of people applying and they cannot inform everyone. So if you don’t receive any call or email, start applying to other job offers and don’t wait on it. Remember there are millions of fish in the sea.
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