Hardly. Now is your time to shine and edge out the other people who interviewed for the position. Here are seven tips to help you do so:
1) Send a thank you letter. Always, always, always do this. You'd think that this is an obvious first post-interview step, but you'd be surprised how many people don't take the time to thank the interviewer Use their laziness to your advantage and, as soon as you can, craft a personal thank you letter to your interviewer(s). Don't just say "thank you," however. Use the thank you letter to restate your skills and qualifications. Mention any relevant accomplishments you may have failed to mention. Make sure the letter is brief and professional. And, yes, you can send and e-mail thank you. You must send the thank you within 24 hours of your interview.
2) Thank everyone with whom you interviewed. Ask for business cards or, if you aren't able to get cards, go to the company's website to see if you can get names and titles. Visit LinkedIn, as well. As a last (or even first) resort, call the company and make sure you have the correct name, title and spelling.
3) As you're leaving the interview, ask what the "next steps" are. Ask if you may follow up with interviewer(s) in a few days (this follow up is not the thank you letter). Ask your interviewer(s) if they prefer e-mail or phone.
4) Let your references know you've been interviewed. This way they'll be prepared when the reference check phone calls come.
5) Should you know someone in the company, contact that person and let him or her know how your interview went. Your friend may be able to give you some great "next steps" you can take to help your candidacy. Ask your friend if he or she could put in a good word for you.
6) Follow up by sending work samples, if applicable. Depending on what kind of position you're going for, sending samples of your work can go a long way to upping your chances of getting hired.
7) Don't be a pest. Hiring decisions can take 30 days or more, even if you've already gone through several interviews. As you leave an interview, ask about hiring timelines. If the interviewer indicates that a decision should be made within two weeks, don't wait 15 days to follow up. However, if a decision won't be made for a few weeks, following up every week or so should be OK.