Follow up in a way that shows you respect the interviewers’ time and the overall hiring process. Thank you notes (handwritten or via e-mail) are a must. If you’ve met with multiple people during the interview, it’s particularly helpful to send a short thank you to everyone who met with you—not just the hiring manager.
If you have been asked to schedule a test or provide any additional information (such as additional references or an official transcript), make sure to do so as soon as possible after the interview unless instructed otherwise. If for some reason your transcripts or anything else is delayed, be sure to contact the persons who interviewed you and let them know.
As we’ve said, the federal hiring process ...