Following up after a job interview isn't a bad idea, but you don't want to be annoying about it. You also don't want your email to look like everybody else's. Here's a way to politely follow up while making yourself stand above the rest of the applicants. Photo by thouroughlyreviewed.com.
Adrian Granzella Larssen, editor-in-chief of The Daily Muse, suggests that you should not only follow up after a job interview, but do it a certain way. Larssen recommends adding an "In the meantime..." section to your email that describes what you've accomplished professionally since you last spoke. Here's one of Larssen's examples that would be a great for someone in social media applying for a position with Dolby:
I hope you had a great week. You had mentioned that you'd be in touch with next steps on the hiring process by Wednesday, so I just wanted to check in.
In the meantime, I wanted to share a social campaign that I launched this week. It's already had more than 5,000 shares — the company's second most successful program ever. I think something similar to this would be very impactful for Dolby, and I'd be excited to jump right in and get started.
This type of follow up shows your enthusiasm for the job, and gives you an opportunity to share an example of your recent work and success. The key is the phrase, "In the meantime..." Reaching out is good, but finding a way to show your value as a potential employee is even better.
The Follow-up Email That Works Even Better Than "Just Checking In" [The Daily Muse]