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You are finally out of the hot seat and about to head home. The job interview is over. But your job of trying to claim your dream green job is not over. Several tips will help you to keep your name and your passion for entering the green industry ripe in the mind of your hiring manager following the interview without being too overbearing.
1. At the end of your interview, re-emphasize your passion and excitement for working with your chosen company and how your skills will be a good fit for the green organization. Also, ask if there is a good time during which you can call the business back to follow up on its final job candidate decision. This will show that you truly are excited about the job but additionally keeps you from being a pest, which might turn the managers off from you.
2. Send a thank-you note to your hiring manager to let him or her know that you appreciate the time he or she spent interviewing you. Explain that you are very interested in the green job and look forward to hearing from the company soon. Do this within 24 hours of the interview, and address each hiring manager with whom you spoke individually and personally. Use the letter to also highlight anything you neglected to mention during the interview about your green industry education or experience.
3. Make sure that you submit any other requested job application documents within the time frame promised. For instance, if your manager wants you to provide a list of references for him or her the very next day following the interview, do this immediately. Procrastination is one thing employers do not tolerate.
4. If your company tells you about some of its areas of struggle during the green job interview, assume the role of a consultant. Draft a proposal of some ways the green company can improve, and mention how your skills specifically can help the business to improve.
5. Complete more research on the company, just in case you are called on to do more follow-up job interviews. Also, plan to send another thank-you note to the hiring manager if the company ends up hiring someone else. If the chosen job applicant does not work out, the hiring manager might call on you next because he or she recalls how tactfully you handled the initial rejection.
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