How to follow-up by email after applying for a job

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Last week, I shared how to follow-up by phone after applying for a job. Now, let’s focus on how to follow-up by email after you’ve tried calling about an opening.

You’ve mustered your courage and called the hiring manager about an open position. Unfortunately the person was busy or seemed annoyed that you called.

What do you do now?



The best approach is to send a friendly email reminding the person that you called, stating why you are reaching out to them, reiterating that you are uniquely qualified for the job, asking for an interview and stating when you are available.

Suggested Email Message
“I’m sorry to have caught you at a bad time when I called today. I am following up on an email I sent you earlier this week about COMPANY NAME’S JOB TITLE. I applied online for the position, but also wanted to reach out to you personally because I'm so interested in the position and feel I am uniquely qualified for the role.

I am highly adept at the [MOST IMPORTANT JOB REQUIREMENT] and have extensive [SECOND MOST IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT] experience in the [NAME OF RELEVANT INDUSTRY].

I would love to speak with you about the opportunity. When might be a good time to talk? I am available this week. Next week is also good for me. My contact information is below.   

Thank you, FIRST NAME

Include an Email Signature!
Don’t make the hiring manager’s job contacting you difficult. Use this suggested email signature below on this and other email messages to hiring companies. Learn how.

FIRST NAME LAST NAME
PHONE NUMBER
EMAIL ADDRESS
LINKEDIN PROFILE ADDRESS (Learn how

Related articles
Beating online applications (by sending emails to hiring managers)
Adding an e-mail signature
Adding LinkedIn profile to e-mails


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1 comment :

  1. Useful stuff, this sort of email is like sending a thank you note back in the day.

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