Check These Before And After the Big Interview Day

There are so many things running through your head before and after an interview that you'll need a checklist. 

Before the Big Interview

 I have…

  • Analyzed the job description
  • Researched the company
  • Googled the interviewer(s) and company’s CEO/CFO and read their Linkedin profiles
  • Understood the type of interview I will be going for e.g behavioral interview, panel interview etc
  • Prepared and rehearsed for the most common interview questions
  • Prepared for technical questions
  • Questions to ask at the end of the interview
  • Picked my interview outfit and tried it on to make sure it fits well
  • Google mapped the venue so I know exactly how to get there
  • One or two tactics to calm my nerves and enhance my confidence
  • A copy of my resume
  • Name and contact details of my interviewer, and any information from them regarding

After the Big Interview

 I must…

  • Send the interviewer(s) a thank you email within the first 48 hours (take note of their name, job title and email during the interview)
  • Keep track of the interview and make notes in an Excel sheet
  • Reflect on what went well and what you could have done better, and how you can use this experience for your next interview
  • Follow up after 1-2 weeks
  • Stay in touch and express interest in future positions if you don’t get the job
  • Keep applying for jobs and going for interviews, instead of playing the waiting game

These may seem like a lot of steps, but each step is critical and plays a huge role in you getting through to the next round.

If you know of any job seekers who would benefit from the checklist above, please like and share it!


As a career coach, I work with fresh graduates and early career professionals kickstart their career or take their career forward.

I'm also a rec2rec specialist, which means I connect agency recruiters to top tier recruitment companies worldwide, including relocations. Every recruitment job is temporary, and the best time for you to connect with me is now, before you turn into a desperate job seeker. I'm happy to accept Linkedin invites from agency recruiters in any part of the world, and you can reach me on Linkedin or [email protected].

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