So you got interviewed a few weeks ago and still waiting for the results? Is the wait eating you away? Here’s your chance to once again remind your employer you’re still kicking and ask them about the status of the job!
I’m still waiting for results from my interview and decided to send a follow up email to the employer. It’s been 2 weeks since the interview, which is usually a good time to send a follow up letter. Here’s what I sent:
This letter thanks the employer once again, tells them that you’re still interested in the job, explains why you are a good candidate for the job, and asks about the status of the position. The next day, the employer replied saying she’s still interviewing and will keep me posted.
People follow up differently, you can call or email. I prefer email just because I don’t want to catch the employer at the wrong time. Some people prefer the other because they get a response quicker and they don’t have to write as much. As for the wait time, if the employer states a time you’ll hear the results, wait until that time is up and then send a followup letter. For example, they said they’ll make a decision in 4 weeks, then wait 4 weeks before sending a follow up email. Otherwise, wait 2 – 3 weeks before you send one out. I don’t encourage people to contact them once a week (which some do) — it just shows you’re desperate and annoying. Employers have their own jobs to do, they aren’t dedicating all their time in finding the right candidate! So wait the appropriate amount of time and then contact them! If they don’t reply, well, you should scratch them off your list.
Hope this helps for those who are still waiting for results. If you have other suggestions about this topic, share it in the comments section below!