How to write a follow-up email after an Interview?

This article is about how to write a follow up email after an interview.

As per our experience, Follow-up needs to be done in 2 ways post interview.
The first stage of Follow –up should be immediately after the interview by sending a THANK YOU note to the interviewer. This should ideally be done after a day of the interview. Then one needs to wait a bit to hear from the employer What’s Next. There can be times when there is no revert from the prospective employer and that’s when the second stage of follow up comes into play. This should ideally be done 1 week after an interview, in case you have not heard anything. Pasted below are the tips on how to write a follow up email after an interview:

 1. Reminding the Recruiter that you’re extremely interested in the job
After about a week, when you follow up, be sure to communicate that you’ve been thinking about the job and remain really excited and enthusiastic.

 2. Tell them why you’re a great fit for the role
In the interview, you hopefully have explained why you are the best fitment for the role and an asset to the organization. No harm in reminding the interviewer, the skill set you bring to the table and how you can make an impact. We know, it won’t be new information to the interviewer, but it’s worth emphasizing in the follow–up process.

3. Show off an achievement, if applicable
This won’t always be possible, but in certain fields and situations, you may have a recent accomplishment to show off. For example, if you have changed the way people were looking into the things earlier or have something recent to talk wrt cost optimization, you could share it. Anything that highlights your skills rather than you involved in BAU (Business-As Usual) should be mentioned.

4. Asking about next steps
The most important part of the “follow up” email is to find out What’s Next? There is no surety that your follow-up would speed up the entire process, the objective is to get the information so you are in the loop. Few interviewers will be transparent with you about what types of things are unfolding in the process in near future and anticipated timelines.

Hope the same would help all the job seekers who are waiting for getting a revert from the prospective employer and the wait is never ending. We don’t claim that all the follow ups would be acknowledged with a revert but there would be few smart recruiters who would be able to share the clear picture along with the stipulated TAT for the closure of the process.


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