- Follow up is a pivotal part of the application process and it can potentially serve as a deciding factor for the employer.
- The intent is to be courteous and thank the employer for the interview.
- It reflects your professionalism and continuing interest in the job.
- When chosen for a job interview, you are being considered seriously for a position.
- Follow-up communication is an opportunity to address any questions you have, to mention something important you forgot to say, or correct a mistake you made during the interview.
- A follow up should be sent 1-2 days after an interview.
- Normally only follow up once with the employer.
- If a significant amount of time has passed between a second or third interview, you may send a quick note to inquire on the status of the hiring process.
- A follow up is primarily done by email; however, a professionally written thank you note can distinguish you from others.
- Only follow up one time per interview.
Example of a Professional Follow-Up Email
Subject: Thank you - Student Assistant Interview
Dear Mr. Carol,
Thank you for the opportunity to meet with you and learn more about the student assistant position with the Office of Student Life. I feel this will be an excellent match for my skills and interests. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.