You’ve done all the studying and interview prep, you gave it your all and you’re hoping for the best. What’s the next step? Post interview etiquette is to send a thank you email – this also ensures that you stay top of mind for the interviewer.


It is recommended that you send a this email within 24 hours of the interview, however, try to wait at least an hour after the interview as not to seem desperate!


Dear (interviewer name)


Thank you for taking the time to meet with me.


I enjoyed learning more about (company x), especially the work you do around (something personal from the interview) as I believe that (something relevant) is very important to (shared goals or values).


Should you require any additional information from me please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to hearing from you.


Kind regards,

Your name


After this, a period of radio silence generally ensues. Don’t panic, these things take time, internal discussions need to be had. Then next step is a follow up email. Try to pick up on the vibe from the interview on when to expect feedback but usually after a week it is safe to send a follow up email, not sooner than a week. If the position is not too urgent to fill and this is mentioned by the recruiter or interviewer then perhaps wait two weeks.

Dear (interviewer name)

I trust all is well. Following our recent interview I am emailing you to check in on your decision timeline. I am excited about the opportunity to join (company x) and look forward to hearing feedback.

Please advise if you require any additional information from me as you move on to the next stage in the hiring process.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Kind regards

Your name


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