What To Email When A Recruiter Doesn’t Follow Up

You haven’t heard back from the recruiter about the job you’re interested in. What should you say in your next email?

As you follow A recruiter At a job where you feel like they’ve ghosted you or you haven’t heard from them in a while, I know you want to send them an email saying, “I’m following the hiring process to see where you’re at.”

Don’t do that.

Never use the word “just” or “I’m just following”. It sounds passive-aggressive. This is a real turning point. And I know you’re thinking, “But they blew me away.” They might be, but in this scenario they’re also customers. You want their job. They are trying to decide whether they should hire you to provide a service to the company. They are the customer. We never misbehave with customer.

So, here’s what you send instead…

How to follow up with a recruiter

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Example of a follow-up email to a recruiter:

Dear Recruiter,

I want to be proactive and see if there is anything else I can do to further my candidacy for the XYZ job. I am really curious.


your name

That’s it. Through words you Next email This way, you are polite, don’t call them out, and keep it short. And that’s what recruiters are looking for.

Do you get a response to this email every time? No. But it definitely increases the chances that the recruiter will respond and lets you know where everything is in the hiring process.

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