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…
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:
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:
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.
Avoid being long-winded. Respect the interviewer’s time by writing a brief note that is easy to scan and gets to the point.
Use a friendly and conversational tone to show your personality.
Restate your interest in the job and a few reasons why you’re qualified and the best candidate.
Always thank the interviewer for the opportunity and taking time out of their busy schedule to meet with you.
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.
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Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.