After you have appeared for an interview of sorts, it is very common and obvious that you are bound to constantly ponder over what the job recruiters think of you as an individual and if you would potentially get the job or not. In certain cases, for the candidate to not have this kind of anxiety get to their heads, companies send in emails that are headed under complete moderation with an ‘Under Consideration’ note. They do this to inform you that your application and results are being evaluated and that you would be notified soon enough about what your results hold. Today’s topic- What does Under Consideration Mean after an Interview?
This article talks about the previously mentioned email subjects and how to deal with interview questions.
‘Your Applications/Results are Under Consideration’
Sometimes due to the stress, the candidate might get restless about the company that they have interviewed at and impulsively send in, an email to them within three to four days of the interview about the status of the job offer that they are expecting. This is not just a big put-off, it might even be disrespectful.
The fact of the matter is that most companies present the candidates a set of guidelines, mentioning the dates and days when they can contact them, or if the individual is still waiting for a job offer, the guidelines do mention the schedule when they would get in touch with the candidates; When the candidates act impatient and send in email or messages, inquiring about their application status, it irritates the hiring managers as well, because they are still going through the applications since the scheduled date hasn’t yet occurred.
The best the candidate can do is stay put and not act impatient in matters like these unless it is necessary.
On a side note, however, if the company has not contacted you after the scheduled date too, you might want to catch up with them and send in a text asking them about the status. In this case, the job recruiters or the hiring managers would realize that the job means something to you and would work on it faster.
Sometimes hiring agents do not answer your emails if you do not cut and completely block you from the system itself. That is disrespectful and shallow on their part, but it is not much you could do about it. This is one reason why one should always stalk and research a company thoroughly to see if they are good to work with and if they are worth your time at all.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1. How to answer the question “Why do you want to work for us?” in an interview?
A1. In an interview, one of the most common questions that the hiring manager asks a candidate is why the candidate wants to work with them. To answer this question, one must make sure that they do not mention anything negative about the company because you want that job to yourself and wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity for the same.
Here are a few tips on how you could answer this question:
- Research: Before applying to a job, you must make sure that you’ve thoroughly researched it, but once your application is approved and you are expected to appear for the interview, make it a point to look up the company once again. There is obviously a reason you have applied to that particular company for the job; you just cannot vaguely tell the interviewers that you applied for the job because you weren’t getting another one anywhere else. That approach would instantly make them reject you.
- Revise: Once you are done researching the company, the next step is to note down the points that you are going to be portraying before the interviewer, and constantly revise these notes. You don’t have to think about a massive number of points. Keeping it short, sweet, and to the point impresses the hiring managers, and you would most likely get the job if you manage to do this well.
- Reiterate: If you get stuck somewhere while you are mentioning the reasons why you want to work with the company, you do not have to repeat the whole thing over and over again using different words. That’s simply banging around the bush.
- It is quite understandable that you are in a state of panic at that point, and the only thing you feel right is to repeat what you are saying to make it look like you have a lot of points in mind, but that just paints a negative picture of you in the eyes of the hiring agents. Try and avoid it as much as possible.
- Be Rational: Another thing you need to keep in mind is that you need to be rational when you answer questions in your interview. Vague answers are disappointing and lame.
Q2. Is it necessary to ask the interviewer questions after I’m done with my interview?
A2. I would not say that it is necessary to ask questions to the interviewer after you are done with your interview, but it sure is recommended. The fact of the matter is that the interviewer expects you to ask them questions, even if they are simply casual doubts. It could also be questions related to your pay, i.e., you could negotiate with them on that matter, or you could ask them about the working environment of the place and how the system functions, both physically and online.
When you ask questions to the interviewer, it gives them an idea of the kind of individual you are, and if you are making things clear before you start with the job, it also increases the chances of you getting the job because the doubts show them that you are interested in the job and would like to negotiate or discuss the terms and conditions for the same.