Tips for Writing a Follow Up Email

Howard Braithwaite is Executive Recruiter at CyberCoders ( In this video he shares some tips for writing a follow up email.

  1. Thoroughly proofread for errors
  2. Send letter within 24-48 hours
  3. Keep the letter short & to the point

Let's create the scenario. You know, you've just done a fantastic interview. You think you made a really good impression, you like the job, you think it's a really good fit. What happen next? So in order to keep momentum going and keep everybody excited, I really recommend that you follow up with a thank you email, maybe even a thank you letter.

A lot of people do this, a lot of people don't. Those that do it you would be surprise how important is to double check the grammar and the language. Nothing worsts than going to all the efforts, making that really good impression but messing up with maybe a misspelled word. It's all about setting the right impression and you only get one chance to make that first impression. So, that's a really good point to make.

Time is everything. Certainly try and send this thank you letter with in the first 24 to 48 hours after the interview. Research shows that people generally make offers when they're excited when momentum is going. Again, this is another good way to keep that momentum flowing and of course be concise, be short, get your point across. Make sure the information that you including in that follow up email or follow up letter is represented of yourself that explains why you think you're a good fit for this position and why you think you make a really good impact.

These are some good points that I really recommend people use in terms of following up after that positive interview.