Follow up Email Templates for Interviews and Career Fairs

IT AdvisorEngine Job Search

Do you follow up after meeting employers at career fairs or interviews? If, so, have you thought about the best way to follow up?

To leave the best impression, you should follow up in a positive way soon after the meeting.

I’m giving you two templates of how to follow up as well as sample emails using those templates.

Here’s a quick tip to make sure that you don’t send incomplete emails on accident. Don’t put the person’s email address in the “to:” line before you’re 100% finished with the email and have checked your attachments. I can’t tell you how many times people press enter on accident and send a partial email. And yes, I’ve done it myself.

Career Fairs

You’re going to be among a sea of other candidates looking for jobs. It’s important to find a way to stand out from the countless students that company representatives saw that day. Every candidate will be reduced down to a resume unless you stand out.

Make sure to ask the representative at the booth for their business card or you won’t have an easy way of following up.

Take notes after you talk to them and follow up based on a conversation you had, something that happened, or anything that would help them remember you.

Here’s a sample email to send everyone you met when you get home after your career fair.

————————————————————————————————

Hi <<their name>>,

It was great chatting with you earlier today at the <<event name here>>.

I am <<details about how they might remember you or context about you>>. I wanted to thank you for explaining more about you and the positions open at <<company name>>. After talking with you, I got really excited about a future at <<company name>>.

Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me.

I attached my resume for reference.

Best,

<<Your Name>>

<<Your signature including a KredCard or LinkedIN URL>>

<<ATTACH YOUR RESUME TAILORED TO THIS COMPANY>>

————————————————————————————————

Hi Melissa,

It was great chatting with you earlier today at the Georgia State University Career Expo.

I am getting my MS in Information Systems and I wanted to thank you for explaining more about yourself and the positions open at Philips. After talking with you, I got really excited about a future there and the work you all are doing.

Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me.

I attached my resume for reference.

Best,

Jane

—-
Jane Smith

Information Systems graduate student at GSU

http://www.kredcard.com/yourkredcard

Attached: [Jane Smith – MSIS – Resume.pdf]

————————————————————————————————

Job Interviews

When you interview for a job, chances are 3 or more people have already been vetted and are also being interviewed around the same time as you. You need to give yourself the best chance you can at getting the job so make sure to follow up soon after the interview.

Make sure to get business cards from everyone you interact with when you go in for an interview (including ‘gate-keepers’ such as a secretary or administrative assistant interviewing or greeting you).

It’s just as important to follow up with the ‘gate-keepers’ as it is with the hiring manager. Among the hundreds of people I’ve hired, I’ve always received feedback from my team on candidates.

————————————————————————————————

Hi <<interviewer’s name>>,

Thanks for talking with me today. I learned a lot about your position and experience as a <<their job title>>.

We briefly talked about <<mention work that you did and talked about during the interview>> so I wanted to give you more information. I attached the .pdf I put together on the project in case you want to browse over the <<document type and small hint to get them interested>>.

I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with you at <<company name>> because <<explain something that made you excited during the interview>>.

I attached my resume again for reference.

Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me.

Best,

<<your name>>

<<signature with contact information and KredCard URL>>

<<ATTACH THE DOCUMENTS YOU SAID YOU ATTACHED>>

————————————————————————————————

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for talking with me today. I learned a lot about your position and experience as a Senior Consultant.

We briefly talked about a strategy project that I worked on with AT&T so I wanted to give you more information. I attached the .pdf I put together on the project in case you want to browse over the case study which had a pretty interesting outcome.

I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with you at AT&T because of all the different opportunities that you mentioned when describing work you’ve done. I’m also interested in the chance to push myself and learn new things.

I attached my resume again for reference.

Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me.

Best,

Michael


Michael Monroe

MBA student at GSU

http://www.kredcard.com/yourkredcard

Attached: [Michael Monroe – MBA – Resume.pdf]

Attached: [AT&T Strategy Case Study – Michael Monroe.pdf]

————————————————————————————————

If you always send follow up emails, you will reinforce the good impression you left from the interaction as well as distinguish yourself from the other candidates.

Paul Sims is a serial entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer of Kredible, the leader in credibility management.  You can learn more about Paul on his KredCard.