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Land that job: Email templates for follow up after job interview

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Multiple qualitative touch-points can help you get that job

So you’ve had your job interview, it went pretty well and now you don’t know what to do next. You’re keen on the job and want to make sure the hiring manager and/or interviewers keep you front of mind.

First step is to get an understanding of the timeline for next steps during the interview. If it hasn’t already been discussed at an earlier stage, when the interview is wrapping up, ask when you should expect to hear back with an update. This information is useful for your follow-up plan.

Next step to show your enthusiasm for the job after the job interview, is to send a follow-up email. This courtesy email is used to thank the company for the opportunity and their time plus you can use it to slip in another reason why you are the perfect person for the job.

We created two effective templates.

TIP: if you have a LinkedIn account with some recommendations/references from (past) colleagues or managers? Add the link to your profile in your follow-up email.



TEMPLATE ONE

Dear [interviewer name],

Thank-you for your time today. It was great to meet you and [interviewer name(s)]. I enjoyed learning more about [Organisation name] and [highlight one of the things that was said about the Organisation].

The [job] role sounds like a wonderful opportunity and I think my experience with [name relevant topic mentioned during interview that is relevant to the role] aligns perfectly with your requirements.

[You can even add in a sentence with an example about your work experience/skills/availability that could help in the role].

I look forward to hearing from you in regards to the next stage of the process.

Kind Regards

[Your first and surname]
[Your phone number]

For recommendations from past colleagues/managers: [link to your LinkedIn account]



TEMPLATE TWO

If you haven’t heard anything by the time frame indicated during your interview, follow up with an email or phone call requesting an update.

Dear [interviewer name],

Just a quick follow up following my interview last week.  I enjoyed meeting with you and [interviewer name(s)] to discuss the [job] position and learning more about [Organisation name.] The [fact about organisation discussed during the interview] made me even more excited about the job.

I understand if the position has already been filled, however wanted to reiterate my enthusiasm for the role and working with the [department] team for [organisation name]. If the role is no longer available, would you mind providing feedback detailing my performance during interview and relevant experience?

Many Thanks

[Your first and surname]
[Your phone number]
For recommendations from past colleagues/managers: [link to your LinkedIn account]


From here the company should advise the outcome of your interview or give you an indication on how your application is progressing.

 

GREAT SUBJECT LINE – BETTER RESULTS

As you probably know, any good email comes with an even better subject line. So here are some of our best examples, ranging from conservative to “out there”:

  • Update on my application for [job title]
  • Looking forward to hearing from you regarding my job application for [job title]
  • Thank you for your time today
  • Pleasure to learn more about [organisation name]
  • Follow up – interview for [job title]
  • Thank you! Plus 5 things you didn’t know about me in relation to [job title]
  • 9 reasons why you should move forward with me as your new [job title]

Tweak the templates above to use as you like.

Now have a look at our current care job opportunities or download our basic, yet effective resume template.

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