May 13, 2020 - 05:13 PM
Address it to the recruiter who said they would be in touch with you. The body of the email could look something like this: "I hope you’re having a great week. I interviewed for the [job title] position on [interview date], and you mentioned your team would be inviting me for a next-round interview. When you find the time, would you be able to provide me with an update, please? If you need any additional information from me, please let me know!"
The note should be friendly and to-the-point. It should never sound pushy. You can always follow up again in a week or so if you do not get a response. If you do not get a response to a second follow-up email, it might mean that the job got filled, or that the company decided to pull the job (translation: not fill it). No matter what, continue your job search so that you always have other options on the front burner.
For additional guidance, check out our articles When and How to Follow Up After an Interview.
Aug 22, 2018 - 08:32 AM
Don't assume that the wait is bad news. There are plenty of reasons for a delay between interviews and a response. Sometimes employers need more time to fill a position than they thought. This is especially true if the delay is only a few days or a couple of weeks. Some other possible scenarios for the delay include an important member of the hiring committee is out of the office, other interviews are taking longer than expected, and additional hiring preparations are underway.
Don't stop looking for a job while waiting for news. A promise to call you back is not a job offer. Until you have that offer with an agreeable salary and a start date, continue your job search efforts. Sometimes jobseekers misinterpret the intents of hiring managers, such as in these examples.