When and How to Follow-Up After a Job Interview?
So, you just made it through a successful interview, and everything went as smoothly as possible.
You were confident and friendly, your answers demonstrated your knowledge and skills, you asked smart questions, and you sent your interviewers a thoughtful thank you note on the same day.
You’re one step closer to landing a great job, but time has passed and you still haven’t heard back and now you’re wondering...
Should you send a follow-up message?
The answer is yes! It’s totally fine to send a follow-up note to let the interviewers know you are still interested in the position and to check where they are in the hiring process.
When to send?
Unless the interviewer has specified when you should expect to hear from them, we recommend following up only after one a week has gone by since your interview.
Also, no need to panic - no news is not necessarily bad news. Remember, these things take time.
What to write?
First thing's first, keep it short and to the point. Also, remember to personalize your note by addressing the name of the person who interviewed you or the hiring manager.
Here’s an example of what you could write in your follow-up note:
I wanted to follow up on our interview and conversation last week regarding the [position] at [company]. I wanted to reiterate my interest in the position and would love to be a part of the [department] team.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can provide you with any additional information.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
- Your follow-up note is an excellent opportunity to suggest solutions or ideas to any company challenges or goals the interviewer may have mentioned during the interview.
- Use your follow-up not to bring up any additional information that would reinforce your application that you may have forgotten to mention in the interview.