1. Note important information

As soon as possible after the interview, take time to write down the names and titles of all your interviewers, your impressions, remaining questions and key information learned. If you promised the interviewers anything, such as forwarding additional information, note that too for a reminder later. Once you’re interviewing regularly, this process will help you keep employers and circumstances clearly defined.

2. Send a handwritten thank you

Follow up the interview with a handwritten thank you letter. This shows your strong interest in the company, your sincerity, and your attention to detail. Only 1 in 20 jobseekers bother to send a thank you letter, so doing so could be the only difference between you and other good candidates.

LiveCareer can help you get prepped for some of the most common -- and not-so-common -- interview questions to expect when the big day comes. Check out our Interview Questions guide and find direction on how to respond to common, behavioral, and situational interview questions (plus a lot more).