So you’ve made it through the job interview. Congrats! After weeks of practice and research, you held your confidence-boosting power poses and anticipated the interview questions you needed to know and hope to be a top candidate. Now what?

Sending a follow-up email after an interview is crucial to keeping yourself fresh in the hiring manager's mind. It also showcases your dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm for the position. In general, there are three types of follow-up emails you can send after an interview. Here are several examples of all three to help you get the job of your dreams.


Thank You Note

It's best to send a thank you note within 24 hours of your interview to ensure you're still on the minds of your interviewers. It's also easier for you to remember important details from your conversation right after an interview. The following examples will help you nail the art of the post-interview follow-up

1. Highlight your interview (Short)

Hello [Interviewer's Name],

I wanted to thank you for the opportunity your company presented, as well as for your sincere consideration of my application. I especially appreciate the questions you asked, as they helped me reflect on my past professional experiences. 

I hope to hear from you soon.

Best,
[Your Name] 


2. Highlight your interview (Long)

Hello [Interviewer’s Name],

I wanted to thank you for your time [today, yesterday, etc.]. I enjoyed our conversation about [topic] and enjoyed learning more about the [job position] position.

It sounds like an exciting opportunity that I could definitely excel in. I’m looking forward to hearing any updates about the position that you can share. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime.

Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,
[Your Name]


3. Request feedback on your interview

Hello [Interviewer's Name],

I’d like to thank you again for your time and patience in reviewing my application, as I can imagine many candidates applied for the position.

If you have the time, I would appreciate your professional feedback about my performance.

Thanks in advance,
[Your Name]


4. Request the hiring process status

Hi [Interviewer's Name],

Thank you for meeting with me today. After learning more about the position, I’m very excited about the opportunity to join your team and help [part of the job description — be specific] for [Company Name].

I know my qualifications and years of experience of working on [list your relevant skills] would greatly benefit your company.

Please keep me posted on the status of the hiring process. I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,
[Your Name]


5. Highlight what you learned about the position

Hello [Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today about the [job position] position. It was a pleasure talking with you.

The information you shared about [give a specific example of something that interested you] sounded particularly interesting to me. I’m enthusiastic about this position and am confident that my skills will allow me to succeed in this role.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you regarding next steps. Please don’t hesitate to contact me in the meantime if you have any questions.

Best Regards,
[Your Name]


6. Highlight your experience (Short)

Dear [Interviewer’s Name],

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me on [date of interview]. I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with you and your team.

The [job position] role sounds exciting and is a role I believe I’d excel in thanks to my [experience or skill that would help you succeed in their job].

I look forward to hearing your feedback. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need clarification on my candidacy.

Thank you again,
[Your Name]


7. Highlight your experience (Long)

Hello [Interviewer's Name],

I wanted to express my sincerest appreciation for the time you devoted to learning more about my background, as well as the insights that you shared.

In addition to the clarification that you provided on the role, I was specifically excited to learn [something you liked about company]. I believe that [why you feel this way]. With my [x] years of experience, I feel confident that I could [how could you contribute to this aspect of the company].

After discussing this position with you, I am even more enthusiastic about the prospect of joining [Company Name]. Should you have any additional questions regarding my background, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a great week,
[Your Name]


8. Share an idea for the company

Hi [Interviewer's Name],

Thank you so much for meeting with me today. After speaking with you about the position, I’m very excited about the opportunity to join your team and help [part of the job description - be specific] for [Company Name].

Our discussion about [give examples from interview] gave me an idea: Has your team considered trying [your idea]? I found it to be an effective process in my last job and I would love to see it played out within your team.

Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]


Follow-Up Email

If you haven’t heard back after your initial thank you note, making contact again is your next step. We understand that knowing when and how to follow up after a job interview can be tricky, so we’re here to help! We recommend waiting several weeks to do this, keeping in mind that they are likely interviewing multiple candidates and balancing it with their daily workload.

However, don’t worry about coming off as pushy. Making contact again is a professional part of the interview process, especially if your emails are sent during the appropriate time frame. Below are some examples:

9. Request an update on the position

Dear [Interviewer's Name],

I recently applied for the [job position] position. I enjoyed meeting you and your colleagues. I have not yet heard back from your company and was wondering if I am still being considered for the position or if it has been filled.

Thank you again for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]


10. Offer to provide additional information 

Hi [Interviewer's Name],

I hope all is well! You mentioned that you would be finalizing your decision for the [job position] position by this week. I’m interested to hear when you have an update as I’m very enthusiastic about this position. 

Please let me know if there’s anything I can provide to assist you in your decision-making process.

Thank you,
[Your Name]


11. Request feedback on the interview

Dear [Interviewer's Name],

I just wanted to check if you have any news regarding the [job position]. I enjoyed our conversation on [date of the interview] and would appreciate any feedback you might have regarding my interview.

I understand that you must be busy, so please let me know when you have time. 

Best regards,
[Your Name]


12. Share additional contact information

Dear [Interviewer's Name],

I wanted to thank you again for the opportunity at [Company Name] and was wondering if you have any news regarding the status of [job position] position. 

I have some ideas regarding [an objective in the role] that I would love to share with you. I would be free to meet up anytime next week if that’s possible.

I also wanted to share my [any relevant social link] profile with you, as I would love to stay in touch.

Best regards,
[Your Name]


Keep in Touch

Of all the basic mistakes to avoid in the job interview process, this may be the most important. 

If you find out that you didn’t get the job, sending a “keep in touch” email is a great way to expand your network and maintain positive contacts for future endeavors. Plus, it might even increase your chance of being contacted if another position within the company opens up. Here are some examples to consider:

13. Provide additional contact information

Dear [Interviewer's Name],

Thank you again for your time and consideration. I would love to stay in touch in case another opportunity arises, as [Company Name] is an organization I have always wanted to work for. 

Here is a link to my [any relevant social link] profile. Perhaps we can connect there?

Thank you again,
[Your Name]


14. Request a coffee meeting

Dear [Interviewer's Name],

I hope this email finds you well. Thanks again for considering me for the [job position] role. I hope that your recent hire is adjusting well to your team!

I really enjoyed our conversation about [topic] and would love to learn more. Would you be interested in briefly connecting over coffee or on the phone? I would love to stay in touch as your expertise fascinates me. 

Let me know if you are interested.

[Your Name]


15. Request a short meeting

Dear [Interviewer's Name],

I hope that you are well. I’m reaching out to say thank you again for your time and consideration for the [job position] position. 

I sincerely enjoyed my conversations with you and others at [Company Name]. As someone who’s aspiring to build my career in [your shared industry], I’d love to learn more about how you’ve developed and applied your skills.

I know you’re busy, but if you have 20 minutes to spare, would you available for a phone or coffee chat sometime in the next few weeks?

Thanks again,
[Your Name]

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