When applying for jobs, it’s vital that you know how to follow up with prospective employers. Following up doesn’t mean emailing the company everyday after you’ve sent your resume or applied online. It also doesn’t mean you check in everyday. HR managers are busy reading through hundreds of applications and filtering through the ones that stand out. They could also be working on multiple roles or the manager that will interview might be out of town. Your job during this process is to patiently wait. If you’ve nailed that phone interview, below is exactly how you should be following up.
Send a thank you note
It’s a good idea to inquire about start date or the application process at the end of an interview – this will give you a better idea of the duration in which you’ll have to wait. The day after your interview, make sure you send a quick email thanking the hiring manager for their time and insights on the role. Reiterate your interest in the role and company and mention how you’re looking forward to hearing from them. The goal here is to show appreciation and excitement for the position.
If you don’t hear back from the company by the time they stated, it is okay to send a follow up. Send an email that resembles your thank you note and express your interest and excitement. If the company released an announcement that excited you during the time that you interviewed to when you are following up, be sure to mention that.