Following up after the interview

So you’ve just finish an interview and you think that you nailed it. However, few weeks have passed but no one contacted you.  What you should do now?

Here is the right way to follow up on a job interview


Always ask the employer what’s the next step before you leave the interview

If the interviewer says they will interview candidates for couple weeks, then you can send a follow up email after two weeks


Send a thank you note

You should send a thank you note to the interviewer within 24 hours. Write few lines thanking him for his interest in your profile and for taking the time to interview you


Send a follow up email

If the interviewer didn’t say anything about the next step, then it’s better to wait at least a week before sending a follow up email.  Keep your email brief and simple. Below is a follow up email Example

Dear [name]

Hope you are doing well

I was interviewed for the [job title] position on [interview date], and you mentioned your team would be finalizing a hiring decision this week. Would you be able to provide me with an update, please? If you need any additional information from me, please let me know!

Best Regards,


Finally, always remember that it’s you right to have a feedback for your interview, however, it’s important to be professional, proactive and useful, not pushy or over-eager.


By Zainab Sayed