Remind them that you’re extremely interested.
After about a week and a half has gone by you’ll have had even more time to reflect on the opportunity and your interview. When you follow up, be sure to communicate that you’ve been thinking about it and remain really excited and enthusiastic.
Tell them why you’re a great fit for the position
In the interview you hopefully explained why you would be an asset to the company and a perfect fit for the job. No harm in reminding your interviewer the types of skills you bring to the table and how you can make an immediate impact. It won’t be new information, but it’s worth emphasizing.
(if applicable) Show off an accomplishment
This won’t always be possible, but in certain fields and situations, you may have a recent accomplishment to show off. For example, if you work in PR and have just got your company some amazing press you could share it. If you have organized an event that went off without a hitch, you can mention that.
Ask about next steps
The most important part of the “follow up” is to find out what’s next. While you reaching out won’t be able to speed up the process, the goal is to get information so you are in the loop. Even great companies will be transparent with you about what types of things are unfolding in the process and what the timeline looks like. They will also let you know if they need additional information from you.
Try something as follows and fill in the gaps that apply to you.
Thank you again for the time you spent with me last [enter day you
spoke]. Since our interview, I’ve been thinking a lot about the
[insert job name] and I remain incredibly excited about it. I
know that my past experience with [experience at company] will make me an
incredible asset to [company name]. I wanted to check in on next
steps in the process. Please let me know if I can provide
any additional information and if you have any information on what’s