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    How to Write ‘Follow Up’ Emails After Job Interviews

    interview-1018333_640It’s amazing what you can achieve when you follow up a prospective employer or recruiter dutifully. Many job seekers skip this simple but powerful weapon for getting job offers. Following up your recruiter via email is really easy and very effective. It is a good way to keep a company’s mind on you after a job interview.

    However, one common problem among job seekers is – not knowing exactly what to say to an employer after a job interview. That’s why we have compiled ten (10) ‘follow up’ email samples for job interviews. They are highlighted under six (6) categories:

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    ‘Follow Up’ Email Samples For Job Interviews

    The following 10 “follow up” email samples are alternative ways to write your ‘follow up’ emails. They will guide you on how to write a ‘follow up’ email for a job interview.

    1 – Write a ‘Follow Up’ E-Mail with the Big ‘G’

    Gratitude is a good way to make your ‘follow up’ email unique. Here’s an example:

    Dear Mr. Collins,

    Thank you for the time and opportunity to be interviewed for the position of an accountant at Hillsprings Limited.

    As a graduate of accounting with five years work experience, I believe strongly in my capabilities to effectively manage the accounts of your company. Also, I love accounting, and I love the business atmosphere. Most importantly, Hillsprings Limited is my dream work environment.

    I am definitely looking forward to a favorable decision from you. I will keep in touch with the company to know the final decision.

    Once again, thank you for the interview opportunity.


    Ann Mark


    2 – ‘Follow Up’ Email Showing Your Enthusiasm

    It is recommended that you should send a ‘thank you’ email within 24hours of your interview. Depending on the response you receive, you might have to send further ‘follow up’ emails to the recruiter.

    Just make sure whatever you do suits the situation. Here’s a ‘follow up’ email sample showing enthusiasm. As you will see, this email came one week after the interview.

    Dear Mrs. Peterson,

    It’s a great pleasure to be interviewed last week for the position of a sales manager at your company. I was really impressed by the entire recruitment process, and I have no doubt that working at Goldman Sachs is the best path to achieve my dream in sales.

    As you said during the interview, I am really looking forward to the final decision this week. I am very optimistic about using my talent in sales in a high pressure environment like yours.

    I hope to receive a positive response from you soon. Thank you for the privilege.


    Tony Wilson


    Here’s another example:

    Dear Mrs. Lincoln,

    I write to reiterate my interest in the position of a Marine Engineer which I was interviewed for on 25th October, 2014. Also, your perspective about the value of an engineer was really motivating for me.

    After the interview, I was highly motivated to widen my intellectual prowess in the field through a thorough research. The research has made me engage in a personal training which will make my services highly effective if eventually considered for this position.

    Also, I met with some experts in the field who boosted my interest and make me more elated at the thought of joining your company.

    I will gladly provide more information about myself if the need arises. Thank you for the privilege.  I hope to hear from you soon.

    Best regards,

    Karl Boles


    3 – Praise the Recruiter in Your Follow Up Email

    Remember that your recruiter(s) is as human as every one of us. He or she would also respond positively to praise just like everyone. So, you should recognize the unique strengths of your recruiter in your ‘follow up’ email. This will impress him or her. Here’s an example:

    Dear Mr. Edwards,

    I was deeply elated at the opportunity to be interviewed on 9th January, 2014. My interest in this position was greatly sparked up during the interview. This had a positive impact on me by motivating me to take a week course on business communication.

    This course has opened me to ways to effectively administer sales with skills. I believe this skill will enhance my services if eventually considered for this position.

    I look forward a positive response from you soon. Thank you again for the interview.


    Catherine Williams


    4 – Write a Simple ‘Follow-Up’ Email

    You can make your ‘follow-up’ email very simple and straight to the point. Here’s an example:

    Dear Mr. Kelvin,

    I am very delighted about the interview on 10th March, 2010 for the position of a marketing director.

    I will like to know if the company has made a decision as regards my position. I should reiterate that I am very optimistic about this position, especially about working with your world-class team. I will be glad to receive a positive response soon.


    Tina Taylor


    Here’s another example:

    Dear Mrs. Cole,

    I appreciate the opportunity to share my interest for the position of an editor on 6th May, 2015. I would like to reiterate my eagerness and enthusiasm to be part of your working team.

    Having handled editing for three years as a student and proof-reading plus editing for another two years as a freelance journalist, I believe my skills would be very valuable in your company. Particularly, my consistent devotion to work will help me contribute immensely to your company.

    I hope to receive a positive feedback from you as soon as the final decision is made.


    Rita Burns

    5 – Empathize In Your Follow-Up Email

    Dear Mr. Andrew,

    Thank you for sharing your experience with me during the interview for the position of an assistant manager. I understand that it takes a high level of knowledge in administrative duties to adequately manage the company’s business. It is my desire to administer the company’s affairs with my knowledge and experience.

    I hopefully expect that the company’s consideration will be in my favor. Thank you once again, and I hope to hear from you soon.


    Lydia Wales,


    6 – Introduce a New Idea in Your Follow-Up Email

    Sometimes, you can catch the attention of your recruiter by showing how much thought you have given their business; and introducing a new idea will showcase this quality in you.

    Here’s an example:

    Dear Mr. Richard,

    It was a pleasant time for me during the interview for the position of Product Development Manager in your company. After you explained your current marketing practices to me at the interview, a new idea came to my mind.

    The idea is about creating social platforms for the promotion of your company’s products individually. I have discussed and fine-tuned the idea with some of my colleagues in school, and I believe this plan will be very valuable for your company.

    I will like to be given an opportunity to share this idea as part of my responsibility if I am selected for the position.

    Can I come by your office next week Monday to discuss the execution of this idea?


    Susan Brown

    Here’s another example:

    Dear Mr. Ron,

    I am greatly impressed at your disposition towards me during the interview on 12th August, 2015.

    I have been very concerned about the problem of poor sales which you mentioned during the interview.

    I have a great plan to solve this problem. We encountered a similar challenge at Lebanon Trades Limited during my internship in 2009; and I am very confident that this plan will greatly help recover your sales.

    Can I come to your office later today to discuss the implementation process?

    Thank you for the time and opportunity.


    William Bruce


    These are just some of the many ways that you can successfully follow up any recruiter and get the job offer.

    Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun
    Dr. Ayoade Oyedotunhttps://woculus.com/
    Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun is the co-founder of Afrimash - An Online Shopping Site for Agricultural Items. His daily work encompasses customer service, sales and marketing, human capital management, and business operations management. He is passionate about working smarter using the Internet technology.


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