The one thing we all use during a job search is email. Email is a great way to follow up after a job interview for a simple thank you or to inquire about the status of your application.

If using email to do any of these things it is important to remember to keep your emails short. We have included some examples of emails you can send for various different reasons but remember to tweak them according to the position, needs, your personality, and your relationship to the sender.

If you want to inquire about the status of your application:

We would recommend waiting about 2 weeks before sending this email, also just demonstrate your interest in the role and avoid demanding an answer.

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If you want to say “Thank You” after a job interview:

The key to a thank you email is to mention something that came up in the interview. If it was a particular topic maybe attach a link to an article related to that topic also.

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If you want to follow up after a job interview:

If the hiring manager gave you a deadline for when they would be in touch and that has passed this would be a good email to send them.

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Do you have any email templates that you use whilst job searching? Let us know in the comment section below.