Writing a brief follow up after a job interview can be a good way to reaffirm positive feelings, share some portfolio examples of your work or include something pertinent you forgot to mention.

After all, you’ve done the hard work. You researched in preparation for your interview, mastered the interview basics, answered the trickiest interview questions. Now it’s a waiting game.

However, you have to be careful to set the right tone – you don’t want to hinder your chances by coming across to pushy, sloppy or informal. Keep it courteous and professional.

Don’t hit the keyboard immediately after, let the dust settle and the interviewer ruminate on what they’ve learnt. Sending a note a day or two after is a good way to stay relevant in their mind.


Tips to setting the right tone in your follow-up after a job interview:

  • Remember to thank the interviewer for their time and the opportunity to interview for the role.
  • Reiterate your interest in the role
  • Include any additional examples of your work or things you forgot to include
  • Request to be updated on the outcomes of the interview process
  • Send the note two to three working days after your interview


Here’s an example of a follow-up email;

Hi {Name},

Thank you for taking the time to  meet with me yesterday. After learning more about the role, I’m really excited for the opportunity to join your team and help {support customers, create market-leading campaigns, inspire prospective clients, drive revenue, etc.} for {Business name}.

I know my years of experience of working on {customer service, web development, copywriting, sales, etc.} would greatly benefit your company. I’ve attached the link to my full portfolio, with the project we discussed in the interview.

Please keep me posted on the hiring process. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Many thanks,

{Your name}

Remember, short and sweet is the golden rule. As always, go through spelling and grammar with a fine toothed comb and do not rely on spell checker. Ask someone you trust to cast an eye over it if you can. 

Lastly, email may not even be necessarily the best option for you. If you’ve been communicating via another medium, such as LinkedIn, Google chat or Microsoft messenger – stick with that to ensure your follow-up note doesn’t get lost in their inbox.

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