Have you sent your CV and cover letter to an employer, and still haven't heard back? Don't be afraid of sending a follow-up email! If after an interview you haven't heard back, then also consider that follow-up email.
Employers unfortunately are not always on the ball with keeping applicants informed on the status of their application! You may feel the need to follow up with the employer, whilst there is no certainty you will get a reply, it can pay off. Whether an email, a phone call or a message on LinkedIn, taking the time to request an update on your application process can remind employers of your vivacity and desire for the role.
Here are a couple of tips on how to write a follow-up email:
Include your name and the name of the job you are applying for.
Keep it simple enough to allow the employer to skim through the email.
If you have any new information, share that!
Anything else you would like to know about the role or the company ask in this follow up email.
Give them time to get back to you but don't leave it TOO long.
Check for grammar and spelling mistakes!
Telephone number & email etc.
Don't be afraid of constructing such a follow-up letter, you will never know unless you ask.
If you would like any additional help on how to construct such an email, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our recruiters!
Written by Leah Moy - Marketing Manager