Follow up letter after interview

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How long should you wait after an interview to follow up?

In general, you should follow up after five days, up to seven business days after an interview has taken place. It will depend if they have also announced how much time they would need to discuss the interview and how many other interviews they have planned.

We recommend you check out this Follow Up Thank You Email After Interview. This Thank You message will capture your receiver's attention for sure if you follow these writing suggestions:

  • Write a clear, and easy to understand message ;
  • Proofread the letter and make ensure your letter is error-free;
  • Express a sense of appreciation to the interviewer;
  • Start with a thank you in the first paragraph to show your humbleness and gratitude towards the recipient;
  • Write the introductory lines and mention the positive aspects of the interview;
  • Talk about your interests and career goals in the second paragraph of your letter[
  • Be brief and specific, readers do not find time to read your lengthy letters;
  • Try to sum up all the details that you have mentioned above;
  • End your follow-up letter with a signature followed by your full name;
  • Reaffirm your skills, qualifications, and reason why you want the job;
  • For typed notes, the envelope should be typed;
  • Consider sending a handwritten message on a handwritten envelope;
  • Make sure it looks professional;
  • Send the message within 24 hours after you had the interview;
  • Especially send it fast if you know the hiring decision will be announced quickly.

Follow up email after interview status sample:

Dear {{Name of Addressee}}, 
I am very grateful for the opportunity to speak with you over the phone last {{past date}} regarding the job opportunity in your company. Our conversation seems promising, and it has been a pleasure to discuss the possibility of my employment with you. I specifically enjoyed discussing the future responsibilities I have to take over if I do get hired. However, during our conversation, I found that I am confident that my skills and experiences will contribute positively to the team.
I am looking forward to the possibility of joining you in this business endeavor. I would greatly appreciate receiving a follow-up as you move forward with your company’s hiring process. Should you need any more information regarding my application, please feel free to communicate with me via phone or email so that we may discuss matters further.
Once more, thank you for the opportunity. I hope to hear from you soon.
Yours sincerely,

Sending a short and sweet follow up after interview note can work well for you when they are shortly making a decision on who to hire. The right stimulation will help you to achieve your goals faster.

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