For some candidates, the follow up email can make the difference between on the edge, and in the door. If your interview was early in the morning, consider following up with them the same day. If you were later in the afternoon, get in touch with them the next morning. Either way, you MUST send an email follow up to the interviewer within 24 hours. The email should read something like the following:

<insert first name here>,

Good evening!

I want to say thank you so much for taking the time to interview me today. I really appreciate learning more about you and your experience working on <insert industry> clients in the <insert city> office. From interviewing with you today, to speaking with <add other names> at the career fair and past interns here at the university, I know that <insert firm name> is the place I want to start my career.

If you have any questions for me, you can call me anytime at (800) XXX-XXXX. Thank you!

Best regards, 

<insert name and signature>

This email MUST go out to every single person you met with the campus interview, pre-interview social, office visit, and office visit lunch (if there is one). Each will need to be personalized to the person specifically and make sure you obtain business cards through the whole experience so you can write these emails.

If you fall short on this last task, it’s the freshest thing in their mind while they’re making big decisions about your future.


AuthorAndrew Argue