Aug 06, 2020 - 01:41 PM
The thank you/follow-up email should be short and sweet – aim for around two or three brief paragraphs, tops. Note how much you enjoyed learning about the position and the company, and how interested you are in coming aboard. Also include information about the best method of contact for reaching you (phone, email, etc.), and express eagerness and enthusiasm for information about next steps. Don't go overboard here, though – you don't want to come off as desperate or pushy.
Should the end of week arrive and you don't hear back from the recruiter or hiring manager, follow up again on Monday and politely ask for an update. Often, recruiters and hiring managers are so busy that deadlines on decisions that they provide to candidates slip past. Do not panic if the end of week comes and you don't hear back! Just follow up on Monday. This email should be even briefer than the thank you/follow-up email you send after the interview – around one or two sentences, tops.
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