How to Follow Up After an Interview

Read our guide on how to best follow up after an interview, including our free email template.

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You’ll likely go through many job interviews over the course of your career. It’s important to make a good first impression. That’s true whether you’re meeting with a potential full-time employer or a recruiter tasked with helping you find temporary work. After you’ve left the interview, it can be a nerve-wracking wait to hear if you’ve gotten the job. This follow-up email template from PeopleReady can help you stay top of mind. This lets you show your professionalism by thanking them for your time. Plus, you can add your own voice and personality to make sure your email is unique and memorable.

Email template

Subject: A follow-up on our [insert Position Title] interview

Hello [insert Hiring Manager or Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me for the [insert position title] position. I am excited about the potential opportunity to join [insert company name] and help [insert: serve new customers/build the project/create a welcoming space/anything helpful you will be doing in the role] with your team.

Please let me know if I may provide anything else as you move on to the next stages of the hiring process.

Thanks again and I hope to hear from you.

[Insert Your Name]

Show professionalism and respect even if you don’t get the job

Keep in mind that the person who interviewed you likely has a lot on their plate, and you may not hear back immediately. If they haven’t responded after a week, it’s okay to follow up again. Persistence can pay off.

Sometimes you will hear back after the interview, and the news won’t be what you wanted to hear. In these cases, learn from the experience and politely ask if there was any specific reason that they felt you weren’t a strong fit for the role. Also, inquire about areas that you might be able to improve on. It shows your dedication to professional development while giving you an opportunity to learn.

In the meantime, you can apply to more jobs on PeopleReady’s website or our app, JobStack. We connect you to jobs in a variety of industries. These jobs can help you build new skills, improve your resume and become a more attractive candidate.

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