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9 Classic Ways to Ask About Your Interview Status

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9 Classic Ways to Ask About Your Interview Status

Almost every white-collar worker has worried about how to ask about their interview status through email before.

That’s because every major interview is nerve-wracking, and the feedback from your interviewer determines whether or not you’ll get the job.

If your interviewer is taking a while to respond to your inquiries, you are allowed to ask them directly for feedback.

Requesting feedback successfully requires you to know how to ask about your interview status through email. Below, we share 9 classic templates you can use to ask interview status via email.

 

Before Drafting the Email

 
Before you can write your email, you will need to take care of a few details.
 

01Don’t Sound Too Pushy or Too Eager
 
The last thing you want to do is come off as pushy or too eager in your interview inquiry emails. That is a major turn-off for interviewers, and understandably so.
 
Use respectful language and maintain a cool, calm attitude throughout your email.
 
Calmness suggests a mature, understanding professional, and interviewers like that.

 

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02Maintain Professionalism with the Right Language
 
As this is a formal scenario, it is important that you maintain a formal tone when crafting your email.
 
Use only formal wording, and avoid any slang or short-form words.
 
Emails can also be used by employers as reflections against your abilities as an employee, so don’t mess them up.

 

03Send Your Email at the Right Time
 
Is there a right time for sending interview inquiry emails? Not really. But the emails must be sent during professional working hours.
 
For optimum visibility, you can consider sending it in the night and hoping the interviewer or employer sees it first thing in the morning.

 

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04Note Who You are Emailing
 
Different people and companies handle different stages of the interview process.
 
Some companies handle the whole process themselves, while others hire external companies for certain stages of the interview process.
 
Additionally, an interviewee can deal with more than one interviewer or company representative as they ascend through the stages of the interview.
 
It’s important that interviewers know who they are writing to and refer to them directly at each stage.

 

05How Many Emails Can You Send at Each Stage?
 
As much as you might want to express the urgency of the situation, it’s important not to send a barrage of emails to the interviewer. It comes off as annoying.
 
You only need to send your interviewer ONE email about the issue for at least a week or two. Then you can send another, assuming they don’t respond.

 

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How to Ask about the Interview  Status Through Email

 
Below are 9 different examples you can use when writing to your future employer or former interviewer to ask about your interview.
 
The templates have been categorized under different scenarios.
 

How to Ask about the Interview Status Through Email: After the First Interview

 

01Inquiry about interview status
 
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
I am writing to ask about the current status of my interview process with your company following my meeting with your Human Resource Manager, Mr. Alan Smith.
 
I am Jane Horrocks, age 29, from Manchester, and I applied for the position of Textile Merchandiser that you advertised last month.
 
When should I expect a call-back or feedback? Thank you in advance for your help.

 

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02Inquiry about recent interview
 
Dear Miss Adams,
 
I am Andrew Smith from Leeds, and I recently had an interview with you (Jan. 12, 2019) about the Accounting Assistant position at your company.
 
Now that a week has passed, I am requesting to know the results from my interview. I understand that passing one level of the interview takes you to another, so I’d like to know where I stand.
 
I’ll be grateful for your response.

 

How to Ask about your Interview Status Through Email: After the Second Interview

 

03Inquiry about interview status
 
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
I am Maude Colbert, age 29, from Colchester. Early last week, I had an interview with you about the Senior Buyer position your organization announced recently.
 
You promised to keep me updated throughout the interview process. I’d love to know if I was successful or not so that I can prepare for any further interviews.
 
I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

04An inquiry about interview feedback
 
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
I am James Madison, Ph.D., age 34, and I am requesting feedback on my interview with you last week on Monday, Feb. 3, 2019.
 
I understand that I need to pass that interview to go on to the next stage, so I am very hopeful about the result.
 
Thank you for your time.

 

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How to Ask about your Interview Status Through Email: After a Written Test

 

05Inquiry about interview status
 
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
I am one of the 10 individuals that took written exams with you last week regarding the Data Analyst position recently advertised by Imogen Consulting Ltd.
 
I am writing to request any feedback from the personality tests we did.
 
I understand that passing this interview will propel me to the next level of the interview process, so I am eager to know the results.
 
Thank you in advance for your help.

 

06Request for feedback from last week’s interview
 
Dear Mr. Matthews,
 
I am writing to request feedback from the personality test you carried out on me regarding the Project Manager position advertised by your company.
 
My name is Arthur Samuels, age 30, and I am one of 15 interviewees that progressed from the previous stages of the interview process.
 
I am eager to know the results seeing as they determine whether I get to the next level of the interview or not.
 
Thank you very much.

 

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07Feedback about recent interview
 
Dear Sir,
 
I am Matthew Crawley, one of the individuals that undertook scenario interviews with you recently for a Sales Director position at Vaughan Industries Ltd.
 
I am asking about the results from that interview, as I understand they determine my chances of getting the job.
 
I’ll be honored by your feedback. Thank you very much.

 

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How to Ask about your Interview Status Through Email: After They’ve Done a Reference Check

 

08Interview status
 
Dear Miss Adams,
 
I understand that you recently completed the ‘reference check’ stage of my interview process. I am, therefore, writing to inquire about the results from my whole interview, as I understand that this was the final stage of the proceedings.
 
I would very much like to join your organization as a Finance Controller, and I’ll be honored if the final interview results are positive.
 
I’ll be waiting patiently for your response.

 

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09Inquiry about status of interview
 
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
I recently completed the final stage (reference check) of your company’s interview process for the Senior Procurement Manager position you advertised last month.
 
I am now writing to inquire about the status of the interview process. Mostly, I’d like to know how I performed and what happens next.
 
I hope for a prompt response. Thank you very much.

 

Conclusion

 
Getting an interview for a job is always a good thing. Once you’re done with the interview, it’s only natural that you would like to know how you performed.
 
If you’re wondering how to ask about your interview status through email, we have solutions for you. Check out the 9 unique templates above for inspiration.

 

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