Did you interview for a job and didn’t get a response afterward? If the answer is yes, there can be many reasons why employers don’t respond after an interview.
- Employers often interview multiple candidates for a position and choose employees based on their fit with the companies workplace culture. There’s a chance that the employer found someone to be more qualified. If this happens, be happy for the other person, and remember to follow up with a thank-you email!
- Even if you were a great candidate, the interview itself could have gone poorly. Maybe there was a miscommunication between you and the employer, and you failed to talk about your skills and experience properly. Whatever the reason may be, just because you interviewed well doesn’t mean that the interviewers will get back to you.
- There’s a chance that they just forgot or got caught up in their day-to-day business. They never planned on not responding, so they likely won’t contact you unless you remind them. You should use this opportunity to send a follow-up email!
Emailing employers after an interview is a tricky task. You want to write something that shows you are interested in the job but not so desperate that you come across as annoying.
Sending follow-up emails can be time-consuming, and it’s easy to get disheartened when you receive no reply. However, if you do your research beforehand, sending a follow-up email is worthwhile. Not only will it help you feel better, but it could lead to an offer!
This article gives you some tips on how to follow up after an interview successfully.
- Send an email within two days of the interview date.
- Keep it short and polite.
- Include a question or conversation you had that will make the interviewer remember you as an interviewee.
Here is an example template to follow:
Hi [First Name],
Thank you for taking the time to schedule an interview with me yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation, and it was a pleasure to learn more about your impact at [Company] and where you see projects and goals heading with your team.
Regarding our conversation about the expectations of this role and the competitive landscape of the [Industry], I firmly believe my experience at [Current/Previous Employer] has given me an excellent opportunity to work cross-functionally and drive performance through [reason]. I would be thrilled to join such a passionate team to offset any bandwidth.
Again, thank you for your time, and please let me know if you have any questions/concerns. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Sending a follow-up email shows that you’re enthusiastic about the job and being proactive, and willing to work hard. It could help you get noticed amongst other candidates, which is what every job seeker wants!