You attended the interview give it your best shot. Now after some time you get anxious for the response but wait you need to be smart about how to follow up after interview.
Your hurry may make the situation annoying. You should know this thing that the hiring manager has many candidates to whom they take interviews and then move to the selection process. It will take time. So wait till that time.
In this article, you will learn about when and how to follow up with a recruiter on a pending job offer.
How to Follow Up After Interview?
When you are done with your interview you must be thinking about writing a thank you email to your hiring manager which is a good practice. This has to be done immediately after the interview. But when you have to follow up on a job application you need to follow these steps:
1. Craft a simple email with a good subject line
Your email subject line determines whether your email will be read by the receipt or not. Here are the best email subject lines:
– Thank you or Thank you for your time[Interviewer Name]
– Thank you for the opportunity
– I appreciate your time and advice
– Good speaking with you.
If you have earlier emails you can also hit a reply to the latest email and write your mail body.
2. Writing the main body of the email
At the starting of the paragraph write your job title and thank the interviewer for giving you the opportunity and express your interest in the job role.
You should write a short and to-the-point email with only useful information. Because this email is just a follow up not any other purpose email. Try to be polite and respectful in your tone no matter how long you have been waiting.
3. Make a place for your interest and goals
You have to keep the email short but try to make the place for mentioning your interests and goals in your email. If there has been a long time between your interview and follow-up.
This trick of mentioning your interests and goal will work for you. As it will refresh the memory of the recruiter.
4. End with your contact information
You can close your email with your contact information. You should choose a professional as well as friendly closing like Sincerely, Best, Regards, Thank-you, etc.
When to Follow Up After the Interview?
You should follow up only after the expected date provided by the recruiter. For example, if the hiring manager said that he/she would inform you within four days then you should wait for at least five days and you can send the follow-up email on the sixth day.
This may not make you look desperate and it will not annoy the recruiter. However, you can send the thank you email immediately after the interview.
Importance of Following Up With a Recruiter
When you communicate with the recruiting team at every stage of your hiring process it will show them that how much you are interested in the job role.
This will increase your chances of getting selected but it doesn’t mean being annoying. You should follow up only after a certain period of time and whenever required.
When you send a meaningful follow up it will express your enthusiasm and your deep interest in the role. This will also show your active communication skills which you will not learn at the workplace. Your active communication skills will impress the recruiter and makes you a more memorable candidate.
Subject line: – Thank you for the opportunity
Dear [Hiring Manager Name]
Thank you so much for the opportunity about the [Job role] at [Company Name]. I hope you’re well!. It was great to meet with the team earlier and I’m looking forward to your update. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can provide to assist in the decision-making process.
Contact Info: Mobile no.
Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
I hope all is well. I wanted to check in on the status of the [job title] position, I’m very much interested in joining the team at [company name], and wanted to get an update on my candidacy. Please let me know when you have a moment.
[Your Contact Information]
How to Ask for Feedback After the Interview?
When you feel like your interview went well but you didn’t get selected you can ask for feedback from your interviewer. It might be possible that you didn’t get a response but there is no harm in asking for feedback.
When you get feedback from your hiring manager it will provide you a way to crack your next interview. And sometimes this can act as an opportunity for your next job.
You can also ask the recruiter if you can get connected over LinkedIn. This way you have the chance to see any future opportunities posted by the hiring manager. And who knows this may land you your dream job.
Things to Remember
- Don’t be pushy. If the recruiting team gave a timeline you should contact after that not before that.
- Didn’t follow up at all – Many candidates didn’t follow up after the interview. This shows their lack of interest in the posting. You should follow up after a certain time.
- Long emails –Your emails should be short and simple don’t make it a big letter so that the receipt will not read it.
- If you are no more interested in the job position for any reason. You should always inform the company about it. It will show your responsible behavior.
You can just choose to follow up only after the expected time if there is no time given wait for at least 2-3 days. Every company has its protocols you should follow them.
Don’t wait for the decision to come to continue your job hunting you never know what comes next.
All the best.
Over to You
Do you have any follow-ups stories if you have please share them with us? Did any of the above-mentioned tips help you?
I would love to hear from you.