So you just finished a job interview that went well, and you’re wondering: What to do next?

In this video, you’ll learn learn how to follow up after your interview, when you should follow up, and what you can do to stand out from all the other candidates.

The Ultimate Interview Follow-up Template

Following up after a job interview is a must in today’s job market. Whether that’s with a hand-written thank-you note, a LinkedIn message, or a personal email, you can’t afford to skip this simple yet effective gesture.

In fact, it’s been proven that over 90 percent of hiring managers appreciate a follow-up after an interview, and if you miss this step, you’re less likely to be hired.

So consider an interview follow-up as one of last steps to securing your job offer.

Let’s jump into it!

Step 1 – Follow Up within 24 Hours

To keep the momentum going and to stay fresh in your interviewer’s mind, send a follow-up within 24 hours of your interview.

This will also ensure that you get one last final word in before any hiring decisions are made.

Step 2 – Send a Follow-Up to Each Person You Interviewed with

This doesn’t mean copying and pasting the exact same message to each person. The overall, general message can be the same, but make sure you mention something specific to each person.

To make this step easier, as soon as you leave the interview, jot down the names of the individuals you interviewed with or ask them for their business card during the interview.

Next to their name or on the business card, jot down a note about something they said in the interview or a question they asked you. Refer back to that specific moment in the follow-up. This will help you tailor your thank-you to each person.

Step 3 – Express Your Gratitude

Start your follow-up by thanking the interviewer for his/her time and reminding them of your passion for the position, the organization, or the industry.

Go on to tell them them what impressed you about the company or the position and mention a value or point of view you share with the company.

Here’s an example:

Thank you for your time today! I enjoyed discussing the possibility of working with your organization in the position of [list position title here].


I was very impressed to learn that [mention something that you learned from the interview that caught your attention]. It was a pleasure to discover that, like me, your company values [list a value or point of view you share with the company].

Step 4 – Remind Them Why You are the Best Candidate

One of the best ways to approach your follow-up is to think of it as a mini sales presentation.

To do this, reiterate a skill, expertise, or accomplishment that relates specifically to the position, and then list a problem or pain point the company is experiencing that you know you can assist with.

Here’s an example of how to write this:

After our conversation, I am certain my skills and expertise in the area of [reiterate a skill, expertise or accomplishment that relates specifically to the position] will undoubtedly help your organization [list a problem or pain point the company is experiencing that you know you can assist with].

Step 5 – Show Your Personality

Infuse your follow-up with personality and character. This will help you stand out from the other candidates and will remind the interviewer why you’d be so great to work with.

Interviewers almost always hire based on personality over skillset. It’s easier for them to train someone on a specific skill over a personality trait.

Go land your interview!

The Ultimate Interview Follow-Up Template

For even more career advancement strategies, visit me on YouTube to learn how to land your dream job and grow in a field you love. Then join my private Facebook community where you’ll network with other amazing professionals just like you!