You finally found a job opportunity you’re really excited about, but they haven’t called you back yet.

You want to write a follow-up email after submitting a job application or having an interview without coming off as desperate or annoying. Consider these three effective tips for writing your follow-up email after applying for a job.

1. Focus on Them, Not You

The hiring manager reads dozens of emails from people wanting the same job. 90% of these emails are written the exact same. “Hi, how are you today? My name is Joe Bro, and I would like to be considered for this position. I have a lot of experience doing whatever it is, and I’ve attached my resume. I’m available immediately. Please let me know when would be a good time for an interview. Thank you.”

Notice how many times the words “I” and “my” are used instead of the word “you.” People liking hearing about themselves. They care very little when listening to other people talk about themselves.

Put yourself in their shoes. Flattery and significance are the two best gifts you can give in a follow-up email after an interview.

2. Deliver Value Upfront

Try giving value up front. How you do this depends on what type of job you’re applying for, so you’ll have to get a little creative. If you’re applying for a realtor position, do some comps on a local property for sale. If you’re applying for a fry cook position, make a burger the restaurant serves and send them a picture of a video of you making it in your kitchen. Take the initiative, get creative, and make their lives or jobs better before they ever decide to hire you.

3. Send a Thank You Email

A thank you email is the simplest, classiest way of sending a follow-up email after an interview or job application. You aren’t imposing too much by saying thank you for taking the time to review your application. Be sure to include some compliments and positive reviews of their business, personality, or your interview experience.

Follow three secrets for writing follow-up emails after submitting a job application or having n interview gives value, focuses on them and makes their lives easier. If you follow these three tips you will greatly increase your chance of getting called back. Good luck!

And, if you keep not hearing back from potential employers and want some help getting the job you want, we invite you to reach out for support. Click here to apply for a free discovery session or here to learn more about how career coaching can help. Wishing you all the best!

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