How to Ask Interview Status: Structuring the Email
- Formal greeting and salutation (e.g. Dear Mr. / Ms.).
- Thank the recruiter or hiring manager for their time to interview you.
- Ask for interview status.
- Offer to answer any open questions or concerns they might have.
How do you ask if a hiring decision was made?
Ask Permission to Call
Employers typically leave time at the end of an interview for questions. Take the opportunity to ask about the hiring timeline. Request permission to call for an update if you don’t hear anything by that date. Planning ahead shows you are serious about the job and eagerly await a decision.
How do you ask when you will hear back from an interview?
First, simply contact them to thank them for their time. Then, if you can wait, contact the recruiter alone at a later time (a day or two) and ask him how long it might be before you hear back from them.
How long does it take a company to make a hiring decision?
Since the majority of hiring decisions are made in the first five to fifteen minutes of a job interview, if yours lasts for fewer than 30 minutes, it probably wasn’t that successful.
How do you ask for a hiring update?
Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name], I hope all is well. I just wanted to check in and see if there’s an update on the timeline or status for the [job title] position I interviewed for on [date of interview]. I’m still very interested and look forward to hearing back from you.