1. “Thank you” email within 6-8 hours of the actual interview.
2. “Follow up” email 10 BUSINESS days after the interview.
#1) “Dear (Interviewer), Thank you very much for taking the time to see me today. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and I am very interested in the role.
(Then add 3 lines reminding them about something positive in the interview OR something that you wish you had mentioned).
I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.”
#2) (Subject line) Your name, date/time Interview.
“Dear (Interviewer), Thank you for meeting with me on x date. I am still very interested in this role (add 2 reasons) and was wondering whether you have any feedback for me at this time, please.”
Saying “thank you” is never a sign of desperation; it’s a sign of good manners.
And if you were the first out of six to interview that day, it’s a way to ensure that you won’t be forgotten!
What is ESSENTIAL is that you keep searching for other jobs as soon as the interview is over.
Don’t lose valuable time waiting for news, that might not be what you hoped for.
If you interviewed once, you can interview again with another organization!