It is a secondary, callback interview for a potential candidate or an action a candidate takes to help keep themselves in the forefront of a hiring employer’s mind. A secondary interview can be a formality prior to hiring or it might serve to help an employer choose one person from a pool of finalists. This type of interview will likely be more in-depth than the first and may include other company representatives. This may include taking such actions as sending a thank-you letter to the interviewer or placing a personalized telephone call.
The average applicant thinks the interview is over when they leave the interview that day. For many average applicants they are right it is over. For the pros they are just getting to the good part. Following up after the interview separates the amateurs from the pros.
First, you want to get the business card from the person you interviewed with. The best way to get it is ask the interviewer before you leave. On most cards will be the three things you want.
1) The correctly spelled name and title. 2) The street address. 3) The interviewer's email address.
Second, you send her a thank you email for the interview that very evening so it's waiting for her when she gets to work the next morning.
Third, you make a follow-up phone call to the interviewer.
Fourth, you send a snail mail letter to her ASAP. It basically expresses your interest in the job and summarizes some of your strongest points as they relate to the job.