Writing a Follow Up Email after an Interview

July 13, 2020


Your job interview has gone smoothly, and you’ve sent a thank you email after the interview.

But it’s been over a week, and you haven’t heard back from the hiring manager.

It’s time to send a follow-up email.

Hiring Managers are busy people with a multitude of tasks to complete. Sometimes, hiring candidates might be lower on their priority list.

The follow up email serves as a reminder to them, and also shows your interest in the role.


ResumeWriter Tip: Never spam your interviewer! Send just ONE thank you email after the interview as a courteous gesture to thank the interviewer for his time. Don’t ask if you got the job right after the interview.

Follow Up Email After Interview – Example

Here’s an example of an interview Follow Up email:

You could take this email a step further too.

Here’s another tip – instead of just saying “I’m following up on the interview…”, start your email by mentioning the latest company or industry developments, along with your personal thoughts about it, and ask the line manager for theirs.

This shows your passion for the job and industry, and that you have a strong interest in the firm.

ResumeWriter Tip: Don’t spam follow up emails and chase hiring managers incessantly!

Keep In Contact Email After Interview – Example

What if you didn’t make the cut?

After persistent follow up, you learn that you’ve been rejected.

How do you acknowledge rejection with grace?

Respond with an email to thank the interviewer, and maintain a good relationship.

Honestly, you’ll never know when you’ll cross paths again, especially if you’re in the same industry.

The last impression you leave is just as important as the first.

Leave a lingering, positive impression with your courteous email note, and you’ll stand a higher chance of making it through the interview process.

ResumeWriter Tip: We’ve got more email templates and examples written exclusively for jobseekers like you. Check out our Email Templates package.

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