Aug 06, 2018 - 01:23 PM
A follow-up question may be more likely to get a response than an inquiry about the status of your application. Avoid asking questions you should already know the answer to or bringing up salary. If a hiring manager has not mentioned when they plan to notify applications about hiring decisions, you can send a follow-up question about the hiring process. If an employer has given a time frame that has not yet elapsed, you may want to ask a more specific question about the position or company.
As long as the questions you ask are well-timed, relevant, and to the point, an interviewer should consider them a sign of your genuine interest in the position. If you don't receive a response, wait a few days before writing back to explain that you would still appreciate clarification or an update on the hiring process.
Dec 18, 2018 - 02:45 PM
Emailing a follow-up question after the interview is completely optional. It is not something you need to do, but it is something you can do if there is truly something crucial you missed asking during the interview. If you choose to send a follow-up question, send it inside of a thank-you email. Thank the interviewer for taking the time to meet with you. Then, politely state your question.
But, don’t be surprised if the interviewer doesn’t answer your question. The interviewer could be in the middle of interviewing multiple candidates and may not have time for more questions. If you are offered the job, ask your question again at that time. You can either ask in writing again, or via phone, or you can ask to meet with the hiring manager to ask a few more questions before accepting the offer. Most hiring managers will be understanding to this request.