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How to follow up after a job interview

How to follow up after a job interview

Posted on 14/06/2022 by Caitlin Ielasi

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​I haven’t heard anything since my job interview last week. When is it appropriate to follow up and what feedback should I ask for?

You finished your interview and went home, hoping for a response, but what happens next? Maybe it's been a few days since you've heard from them (or weeks).

We recommend asking when you can expect to hear back during the interview. This date will help you figure out when it's time to follow up. You can follow up a day after your interview by thanking the prospective employer for the interview and expressing your excitement for the outcome.

If you don't hear from the hiring manager by the deadline, make a note in your calendar to contact them one week later. You can reuse parts of your thank you email, but add a personal touch by expressing your enthusiasm for the position and anything positive about the company.

1. Follow up / thank you email

When to send: On the day of your interview or next day

Email Subject Line: Thank you for your time - [job title]

Dear [Interviewer's name],

Thank you for taking the time to discuss the [job title] position with me. It was a pleasure to meet you and learn more about the job.

I'm very excited about the opportunity to work for [Company name], and I'm especially interested in the information you provided about [insert relevant information].

Following our conversation, I'm confident that my [sector] background and interest in [insert purpose of position] will enable me to effectively fulfil the job requirements and support [Company name's] vision.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,

2. Checking in email

When to send: 1 week after your interview

Email subject line: Interview follow up - [job title]

Dear [Interviewer's name],

I hope you are well. I am just following up with regard to the [job title] position. I'm thrilled at the prospect of working for [Company name], and I'm confident that my background will benefit you and the team.

I eagerly await your update. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you make your decision.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,