Just like in the world of sales, the follow up advice out there can be a little conflicting. You don't want to annoy the interviewer, but you also don't want to be forgotten, right? So whether you're applying for a job or following up with a prospect, it can be a little confusing on whether or not you should follow up. 

Regardless of what advice you read, it's proven that a follow up is important.Free Kit: Everything You Need for Your Job SearchAccording to a recent Accountemps survey, 24% of HR managers receive follow-up emails after interviewing candidates, but 80% of hiring managers find these thank-you notes helpful when reviewing candidates.

When interviewing at HubSpot, I sent a thank-you email that impressed my interviewers so much they hired me within seven days. Apparently that's 20 days faster than their average turnaround.

Here is the step-by-step process you can follow of exactly what I did:

1. Don't listen to boring and repetitive advice online

If you search "Follow up email after interview" in Google, you'll come across incredibly boring email templates, such as this one:

Originally published May 30, 2018 1:05:00 PM, updated November 07 2018

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