With my 17 years’ experience hiring talent, friends and acquaintances often ask me for advice on how to get hired at their dream company. I’ve compiled my top easy 10 tips for this How To Get Hired blog series, where I’ll explore the best ways to ace your interview—in detail—one tip at a time.

Following up is the final tip in sealing the deal and getting hired.

Let’s make sure you follow up and leave a lasting impression!

Tip 10: Follow Up.

Following up is critical to the interview process, but it intimidates some women. Many wonder if they will be perceived as a “pest” if they follow up too strongly. I disagree. When someone fol-lows up with me, I see it as a positive. If someone isn’t aggressive in following up with me, then they probably won’t be aggressive in getting their job done.

It’s important to let your interviewer know that you appreciated their time. Recount the alignment between you and the position, use the manager’s own words in the follow-up email and ask when you can expect to hear back from them. They don’t know that you don’t have two other job offers pending, so let them know that timing is important to you.

Following up is the final step in doing everything in your power to land the job of your dreams!