You just finished the much-anticipated interview session and hoping that luck will shine on you this time, I can imagine how it feels. Especially when it seems you have done well enough to impress the recruiter.
One question that comes to your mind, should I follow up?
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with doing a follow-up on the recruitment process. But this must be done in a professional manner so you don’t appear too desperate or stalking the hiring manager.
Want to know how to FOLLOW-UP after an Interview?
Kristy Bonner shared two ways you could do your follow-up to stay in the mind of the recruiter and hiring manager:
- “Thank you” email within 6-8 hours of the actual interview: we often underrated the power of ”Thank you”. Every human love to be appreciated and the recruiters are no exception.
- “Follow-up” email 10 BUSINESS days after the interview: You can also proceed to send a follow-up email in ten business days after the interview. This shows how intentional you are going about your job search.
Now that you know what to do, the question some may ask is, ”What to write?”
According to Kristy Bonner, here are two EXAMPLES:
- “Dear (Interviewer), Thank you very much for taking the time to see me today. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and I am very interested in the vacant role.
(Then add 3 lines reminding them about something positive in the interview OR something that you wish you had mentioned).
I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.”
- (Subject line) Your name, date/time Interview.
“Dear (Interviewer), I hope this finds you well. Since I am still very interested in this role, I was wondering whether you have any feedback for me at this time, please?”
Number 2 can be sent 10 business days after Number 1.
I still wonder why many job seekers do not send thank you emails after the interview session. There are many people competing with you for the vacant role, therefore, you need to do something that makes you stand out or different from the rest.
I have no idea why not, but if YOU want to stand out from others who interviewed that day, send one!
Please don’t bug the recruiters and hiring manager. They are also trying to keep their jobs. Besides, you want to be remembered for the RIGHT reasons, not as a stalker!
Good luck to you!