Sending your resume into the job search ether—and hearing nothing—can be disheartening.
But, you don’t have to sit on pins and needles waiting for a response. If you’ve applied for a job and haven’t heard from the hiring manager in a week or two, go ahead and follow up. Here’s a professional follow-up email to send off to the company.
Email Template Following Up on a Job Application
Subject: Following Up on [Position Title] Application
Hi [Hiring Manager’s Name],
I hope all is well. I know how busy you probably are, but I recently applied to the [position title] position, and wanted to check in on your decision timeline. I am excited about the opportunity to join [company name] and help [bring in new clients/develop world-class content/anything else awesome you would be doing] with your team.
Please let me know if it would be helpful for me to provide any additional information as you move on to the next stage in the hiring process.
I look forward to hearing from you,
If you send this note and haven’t heard back in another week, it’s OK to follow up again. Just follow these rules for being pleasantly persistent.
TopicsInterview Follow Up , Best of Interview Follow Up , Job Search , Interviewing for a Job , Candidate Experience: Recruiter Screening , Email , Syndication , No Seriously—Do This Now By Alex Cavoulacos
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Alex is the President & Founder of The Muse, where she focuses on the growth and operations of the fast-growing business and pursuing constant innovation. Her book The New Rules of Work, written with her co-founder Kathryn, came out in April 2017. Outside the office, Alex can be found on her road bike or deep in a book. She also loves productivity hacks more than candy.More from this Author