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September 18, 2018

6 Effective Recruiter Tips for Writing a Follow-Up Email

Do you send follow-up emails to the hiring manager and recruiter after a job interview? If not, you should! The follow-up email is an often overlooked but very important part…

Jace Ermidis Toronto Sales Recruiter
Jace Ermidis

Do you send follow-up emails to the hiring manager and recruiter after a job interview? If not, you should!

The follow-up email is an often overlooked but very important part of the job interview process. Candidates spend hours working on resumes, practising interview questions, but many often forget to send that all important follow-up email.

A follow-up email keeps your name top of mind and could give you an edge over others competing for the same role, that is, if you write an effective and well-crafted message.

The follow-up email is not just a simple “thank you.” You need to make it engaging and make it difficult for them to not respond.

To help you write a killer follow-up email, we’ve compiled these tips:

6 Effective Recruiter Tips for Writing a Follow-Up Email

A well-timed and well-written follow-up email could be the difference between getting a call for a second interview or even getting a job offer. Use these tips to write a strong follow-up email:

1. Get the timing right:

Send out your follow-up email the same day if you have a morning interview or first thing the next morning if you have an afternoon interview.

2. Be brief:

Avoid being long-winded. Respect the interviewer’s time by writing a brief note that is easy to scan and gets to the point.

3. Use a conversational tone:

Use a friendly and conversational tone to show your personality.

4. Show interest in the job:

Restate your interest in the job and a few reasons why you’re qualified and the best candidate.

5. Thank them:

Always thank the interviewer for the opportunity and taking time out of their busy schedule to meet with you.

6. Provide additional information:

Mention any additional information you did not get a chance to mention in the interview. This is a good way to create additional interest and differentiate from other candidates.

More Sales Recruiter Tips

Read these blogs from our sales recruiters to learn more about effective ways to approach the sales job search process:

The 6 WORST Job Search Mistakes Recruiters Agree Will Cost You That Sales Job

When Is THE WORST Time to Search for a Sales Job? A Sales Recruiter’s POV

4 Resume Optimization Tips to Get Noticed by Sales Headhunters

When Is the Most Socially Acceptable Time to Follow Up Your Sales Interview? (And How to Do It)


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Jace Ermidis Toronto Sales Recruiter

Jace Ermidis

With 10 years of sales, management, and recruitment experience across multiple industries, Jace has helped numerous businesses (including many Fortune 500 companies) build high performing, quota smashing Sales teams. Jace provides an honest and consultative experience, while helping his clients hire smarter, faster, and more confidently! When he’s not networking with Toronto’s best Sales talent, Jace likes to travel, snowboard, and watch sports.