Wondering what you should include in a follow-up email after a job interview?
There are four components to a strong follow-up email: a strong subject line, a thank you message, a section about your passions, objectives, and/or background, and a line that sets you apart from the other candidates.
Here’s a simple email that you can send to a hiring manager or HR professional who recently interviewed you:
Subject line: Thank you for your time today!
Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me for the ___ (position title) role with your company. It was great to meet with you and learn more about the position.
I’m excited about the opportunity to join your team at ___ (company name). I enjoyed learning more about your need for a collaborative teammate who can ___ (main role responsibilities discussed during the interview or from the job description). It’s an exciting challenge that I feel prepared to take on at this point in my career. Over the last few years specifically, I’ve encountered many of the same issues we discussed: ___, ___, and ___ (two to three examples). Prioritizing ___ (tactics you’ve used to overcome challenges in the past), alongside my strong work ethic has made me successful in tackling anything that is thrown my way while maintaining a positive attitude.
I’m confident that my background in ___(field name), combined with my interest in ___ (something specific about the company) will enable me to support and drive results for your team.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any further questions. I look forward to hearing from you!