How to Follow Up After the Interview or Application

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As a resume writer, I’m often called upon to create communications like follow up and thank you letters my clients can utilize for corresponding after an interview, or following up an a resume application. And good follow up is key – it reminds hiring managers that you’re not only interested in the position, but you consider the role a top priority among your prospects, and it helps you remain on their radar in a massive sea of candidates.

Here are a few marketing scripts that you can utilize when following up on a resume application submission, and following up after an interview.

Following Up After Submitting Your Resume

Whether you’re submitting your resume via email for the first time, or following up on your application, always make reference to the position you’re applying to, and where you saw it. Recruiters get 100s of emails a day in reference to multiple positions.

 

Hello-

I’m following up in regards to my application for the Executive Assistant position listed on your website, to confirm your receipt and interest. As mentioned, I am an experienced administrative professional with 10 years of experience supporting high-level executives across all facets of day-to-day business operations. Please feel free to contact me if I can provide any additional insight or information.

I appreciate your time, and look forward to hearing from you regarding next steps.

Sincerely,
Dana Leavy-Detrick

 

Following Up After the Interview

When following up on an interview, reaffirm your interest in the role and the organization by making reference back to any team members you met, specific topics that were covered, or areas of interest pertaining to your background. Keep it concise and relevant.

 

Hello John-

I wanted to thank you again for your time today, and to reaffirm my interest and enthusiasm in being considered for Graphic Design opportunity at Company XYZ. After seeing the environment for myself and meeting several members of the team, I feel very confident that it would be an excellent fit and a seamless transition, and that I could really contribute value to the work that you do there.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional information, and I look forward to hearing from you regarding next steps.

Sincerely,
Dana Leavy-Detrick

 

What Next?

Need help crafting an impactful follow up? Check out these 13 Customizable Email Marketing Scripts for reaching out, following up, and submitting your resume. They’re designed to save you time, and help you get the most return from your outreach efforts!
 

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  • lucas

    While it may vary quite a bit I think it would be worth noting when to send these follow-ups. Making a note of how quickly to send one off would be an excellent addition to this post.

    • http://www.aspyresolutions.com danaleavy

      If you’re following up after the interview, you want to send your first communication within 24 hours acknowledging meeting, thanking the interviewer for their time, and reaffirming your interest. You might send a second follow up no earlier than a week or two later. Give them a few days to a week at least, even if they said they would get back to you right away, as things always have to go through administrative approvals, team feedback, etc. If you’re following up on a resume submission, a few days to a week is also fine – there really isn’t a set timeline on that, except to keep relevance in mind. If you submitted your application a month ago and waited that long to follow up, they probably have an inbox full of hundreds others to sift through.