How To Ask About Application Status Following an Interview

You have to wait for the company to make a decision even if you walk out of an interview feeling like it was a success.Sending a follow-up message is a way to move on.You can send an email or make a call.You can get more information about where you stand in the application process if you are polite when asking about your application.

Step 1: If the interviewer gave you their number, call them directly.

You should use the contact number you were given in the interview.You can score points if you get in touch with the interviewer directly.Look up the company’s main number and call it to get in touch with someone if they didn’t give you a number.You may be directed to a supervisor if you call the main number.Your application may be simpler for higher-level employees.Cell phone numbers are a good place to look up personal numbers.Asking for a personal number can make your interviewer uncomfortable.The front desk can transfer you to the correct number.

Step 2: Mention the time and date of the interview.

When the phone rings, you have a few moments to decide what to say.Don’t worry about the impending call.The result of the interview you had is what you should focus on.The interviewer should be reminded of your meeting to get them on the same page as you.The other person may have gone through a lot of applications and interviews, so reminding them of when you met can help them remember you as a candidate.Say, “Hello, I had an interview with you last Tuesday, the 27th.”

Step 3: Tell me what job title you were interviewing for.

It is possible to solidify your connection to the purpose of your application.Sometimes interviewers forget the details of your application because they have other responsibilities, or they are looking to fill other positions.Mentioning the job title makes it clear that you are still interested in it.You could say, “Hello, I’m calling to follow up with the interview I had on the 9th about the office administrator position.”

Step 4: Thank you for your time.

No matter who you talk to, be respectful.Listen to what they have to say.Even if you get bad news, leave a positive note.In most cases, a simple “Thank you for your time” is enough.I wish you luck with your new hire, if you find out your application has been rejected.I would love to hear about any other openings you have.

Step 5: If your inquiry goes well, call back later.

You can still get the job if you aren’t told that the position has been filled or that your application was denied.Keeping in touch is usually the right thing to do.If you still don’t have an answer after listening for more information, call again a few days after the hiring deadline.Use your judgement.Chances are you won’t get a job if the person you spoke to sounded cold, vague or disinterested.Don’t make more than 2 follow-up calls.If you don’t have an answer after 2 calls, you’re better off looking somewhere else.

Step 6: If you have the interviewer’s address, email them.

Email has become a more popular way to get in touch with employers.Interviewers now give out email addresses.If you had an online interview or submitted your application via email, you should contact them through email.Email is a great way to get in touch with an interviewer.You may not be able to call your interviewer if they are hard to reach.Follow the interviewer’s preferences.Making use of their inbox is fine if they give you their email.Don’t use email if they give you a phone number.

Step 7: The date of your interview is listed in the subject line.

To make a subject line seem like a reply to a previous conversation is the trick.The interviewer is more likely to open your message if they think you have previous contact.It’s clear who you are as a candidate if you list the specific time of the interview.Write, “Re: Interview on Wednesday at 9 AM.”

Step 8: Start the email with a greeting.

The body of your email should be the same as the letter.You should treat your contact as a boss or colleague.Use the name they used during your interview to address them.You can leave a blank line between your greeting and the rest of the email.Being too formal can make you sound stiff, so you will usually be fine using a simple greeting like this one.There is a possibility of a formal opening.Substitute their last name for the “Hiring Manager” part and use the proper pronoun.

Step 9: Thank you for the interview.

Context can be provided by using the body of your email.If you start with a professional opening, you will sound like a good candidate.Pretending your email is a follow-up is the ideal way to mention the interview.Mentioning the position you applied to will emphasize what you want.You may wish to mention the date of your interview if you want to say something like, “I enjoyed meeting you last week and wanted you to know how excited I am about the office manager position.”Mentioning it in the text isn’t required if you included the subject line.

Step 10: Ask in clear, concise words about the status of your application.

You should know that you are interested in the application process.Don’t demand a response, but be clear about it.The main part of your email should be 1 to 3 short paragraphs.You can say, “I am interested in the status of my application”, but be brief.Try writing, “You mentioned you are looking for a hard working person.”I hope I get a chance to show you what I can do.

Step 11: If you have any questions or concerns, please offer to answer them.

The other person has an excuse to reach out to you.No matter what the other person has to say, leave the invitation open-ended.Sometimes interviewers will call you back and give you a chance to get feedback on your application.Indicate your openness by saying something like, “please let me know if you have any questions or concerns I can answer.” Another way to encourage them to respond to you is to ask a question you forgot during the interview.

Step 12: You should sign off with your first and last name.

Your name is at the bottom of the email.If your name is in your email address, you won’t break the law by leaving it off.It is a good business practice that helps the interviewer remember you.It is best to include your first and last names because the interviewer doesn’t know you well and may be dealing with a lot of different candidates.If you end up exchanging several emails with the interviewer, you don’t need to put your name on any of them.If you start a new message chain after a few weeks, put your name on the email.

Step 13: After you expected to hear from the interviewer, ask a few days later.

If your interviewer said, “We’ll let you know in a couple of weeks,” you should wait.After a specific deadline, let about 4 or 5 days pass.Asking for information too soon can make it harder to get a job.It shows poorly on your candidacy if the interviewer is annoyed by your calls.You should remind yourself that interviewers are busy.They might still be conducting interviews, trying to make a decision, or calling applicants back.Wait at least 1 or 2 weeks before contacting the interviewer if they didn’t set a specific deadline.

Step 14: When asking about your status, be specific and specific.

Being called out of the blue can make an interviewer feel intrusive.Don’t take up a lot of their time.After greeting them, state your reason for calling.This will make it easier for you to get a clear response.If you want to convey your request, you need to say, “I am eager to find out if you have had a chance to review my application.”

Step 15: Speak in a professional way.

You shouldn’t come off as rude or demanding if you make the point right away.The person should be treated the same as your new colleague.Don’t try to force the person to make a decision.Sound like you want the job, but aren’t desperate for it.Tell your contact that you would like to inquire about the status of my application and how the hiring process is progressing.No matter how upset you are, never accuse or attack the person.Future opportunities will be lost if you burn bridges.

Step 16: If you want to be an applicants, avoid overemphasizing your qualities.

You don’t need to sell yourself in person.The interview was about that.It can make you sound desperate if you repeat your qualifications.You may end up getting on your contact’s bad side even if you are fit for the job.If you talk to someone other than the person who interviewed you, this is clear.Get information about your application status.If you are asked to do so, only talk about yourself.Some of your qualities can be emphasized, such as your eagerness to work.The act of following up your interview is meant to show these qualities.

Step 17: The other person should be given at least 3 days to reply.

You might not get a reply from the person you contacted.They might be busy or out of the office.You can call or send an email if you don’t hear back.Continue to be professional and patient.You may be able to contact someone higher in the organization if you still can’t get a response after multiple attempts.The HR department is a good place to look for a hiring manager.Sometimes it’s necessary to know when to give up.It is not a good sign to get silence despite multiple attempts at reaching out.