How To Follow Up After an Interview

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The most nerve-wracking part of the job-hunting journey can be the wait between having an interview and waiting for feedback. 

Fear not though! To celebrate National Career Development Month, we’re sharing the best ways to follow up after a job interview.

It is always good practice to email your interviewer the day after your interview to thank them for their time and highlight something you learnt from the interview. 

It could be that you are really keen to start using a piece of software (which they use) if you were to get the position. You could even mention that you did a little research on something which you discussed during the interview. 

This will reaffirm to them that you are still keen to progress with the hiring process and it will keep you on their radar whilst they continue to interview other applicants. 


Dear (name of hiring manager),

I am emailing to follow up on my interview for the role of (job role), which took place on (interview date).

I was wondering if you had any feedback regarding my interview? I really enjoyed our discussion about (...) and was happy to learn that (...). I feel this shows how I would be a great fit within your team.

Please let me know if you require any additional information from myself and I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

(your name)

What should I do if I haven’t heard anything back? 

If you haven’t heard back from the hiring manager within the time frame they initially set out, it could be for a number of reasons such as illness or the decision maker being absent. 

You don’t want to pester a hiring manager but if a few days have passed without even an update, there is nothing wrong with sending a polite follow up email.

In the follow up, include details who you are (if it is a big company which recruits regularly), the date of your interview, the job you applied for and a short message enquiring about feedback.

Who is Spencer Clarke Group? 

Since 2017, we've been changing the face of recruitment. From our employees, to the way we do business, to the culture within our office, we're determined to make a difference and create a positive impact on everyone around us.

Recruitment to us isn't just about matching candidates and clients; we’re passionate about finding candidates the perfect job which has the ability to boost their salary and standard of living, better their work life balance and improve their mental health. 

Similarly, we understand the impact which an experienced and skilled employee can make to a business and we love seeing clients thrive through the hard work of candidates which we have placed with them. 

We operate in two sectors:

Private Sector

Public Sector 

In eleven specialisms:

Accountancy & Finance

Education & SEND

Construction, Trades & Labour

Healthcare, Social Care & Nursing


Corporate Functions & Business Support

HR & Workforce Development

IT & Digital

Property & Asset Management  

Planning, Development & Regeneration 

Highways, Infrastructure & Engineering

If you’re searching for a new role, why not visit our job page to take a look at the latest opportunities? Alternatively, upload your CV and one of our experienced consultants will contact you when a relevant opportunity becomes available. 

If you’re struggling to fill a role, why don’t you give us a call on 01772 954200 to see how we can help? One of our consultants will be happy to listen to the challenges which you are facing and advise on the best possible solution for you. 

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