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Not Sure How to Follow Up After a Job Interview? Here are 8 Tips and a Sample Email

August 27th, 2020

Following up after a job interview is a must. It’s a core part of the job application process, yet many candidates overlook its importance. In some cases, sending a follow up could be the difference between getting a call back from an employer and not. Following up allows you to reaffirm your interest, show your appreciation, and stay top of mind in the employer’s mind.

As a Toronto recruitment agency, we’ve seen our fair share of good and not-so-good follow-ups by candidates. Here, we offer some tips to follow up after a job interview and provide a sample follow up email.

Toronto recruitment agency shares how to write a follow up email after a job interview

8 Tips to Follow Up After a Job Interview

Writing a follow-up email is not difficult or time-consuming. It’s an opportunity to show graciousness and tie up any loose ends from the interview. Use these tips to create a strong follow-up email to an employer after a job interview:

  • Always send a follow-up email, no matter how you feel the interview went
  • Send the follow-up email within 24 hours of your interview
  • Be brief and conversational
  • Reaffirm your interest and excitement for the job
  • Thank the employer for the opportunity
  • Use the follow up to address anything from the interview you wanted to clarify
  • You can also state anything you may have not said during the interview
  • Summarize why you are qualified and a great candidate for the job

Sample Follow Up Email

Here is a basic email template you can use to write a follow-up note after a job interview:

Hi {Interviewer Name},

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me about the {insert job title} job.

After our discussion, I feel that I would be a strong asset to your organization. I am excited to join your team and would welcome the opportunity.

My experience working on {insert skills/experience} would benefit your company. In particular, I look forward to {discuss an aspect of the job where you’ll excel}.

{Add any clarification or information you feel you forgot to mention}.

Please let me know if you have any follow up questions. Keep me up to date about the next steps in the hiring process. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Regards,

{Your Name}

{Phone number}

{Email}

 

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Danielle Bosley

Danielle is a Recruitment Consultant with our Accounting and Finance team, primarily focused on placing talent with mid-sized public accounting firms. Danielle has five years of experience in the recruitment industry, starting out as a recruitment coordinator and growing into a recruitment and candidate sourcing specialist.

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