1. Ask About Next Steps (Before You Leave the Interview)
Asking the interviewer what happens next will tell you exactly when to follow up! If the hiring manager says they will be contacting candidates within a week, following up would be appropriate after the week has gone by.
2. Send a Thank You Note
If you’re not given a time frame, thank-you notes are the perfect way to follow up! Personally, I believe sending an e-mail would be more than sufficient, but feel free to send them a personalized thank you note if you’re feeling up for it. When should you send it? ASAP! Preferably, follow up the same day you interviewed. Not only will this show the hiring manager that you’re on top of things, but it will also help you stand out from the bunch. Be sure to thank them for their time!
3. Connect via LinkedIn
This is a great way to connect with them in a professional manner, but be sure to stay away from being pushy! On the other hand, ease it into the conversation by saying how you read an article on linked in about —— and could forward it to them if they are interested in reading it. Overall, just make sure it flows naturally!