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Follow Up Email After Reference Check (7+ Tested Samples!)

Follow Up Email After Reference Check job interview

You’ve had the big interview, and now it’s time to sit back and wait. Though this stage of the application requires a little patience, you can still be proactive at this point by sending a follow up email after a reference check. 

This ensures that you stay on the interviewer’s radar and that you can really express your interest in the role. Below are 7 samples you can use as a template for the best follow up email after reference check to maximize your chances of being hired.

Follow Up Email After Reference Check (7 Samples!)

Follow Up Email After Reference Check

1. Follow up email after reference check: Directly after the interview

Hi [INTERVIEWER’S NAME],

I’m reaching out to thank you for taking the time to speak with me and explain what you’re expecting for this role of [JOB TITLE] further. I hope I demonstrated my aptitude in our discussion, and trust that upon contacting my references, you will learn more about my work ethic and my experience in [JOB INDUSTRY].

Looking forward to hearing your response, and if you need additional references, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Good luck with your process, and hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME]

2. Follow up email after reference check: One week after the interview

Hi [INTERVIEWER’S NAME],

I am very grateful for your time and energy last week in our interview. How you described what you were looking for in this role of [ROLE NAME] sparked my inspiration and interest even further to be working for [COMPANY NAME]. I truly believe we are a great fit and feel that my reference check will support this.

If anything comes up in my references that you’d like to hear more about, please feel free to reach out and I will be happy to talk further with you. I am also able to provide you with additional references if needed.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon and thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

[YOUR NAME]

3. Follow up email after reference check: Two weeks after the interview (option 1)

Hi [INTERVIEWER’S NAME],

As it has now been two weeks since we last spoke about my application for [ROLE], I wanted to follow up and reiterate my enthusiasm for this job. I understand you would have many applicants and are still moving through your process of contacting references, so I’m hoping that you have found my reference check satisfactory.

Please let me know if you’d like to discuss anything that came up in the check, or anything further about my candidacy, I’d love to connect again.

Thank you for the consideration and the time you are taking in this process. Looking forward to your response,

All the best,

[YOUR NAME]

4. Follow up email after reference check: Two weeks after the interview (option 2)

Hi [INTERVIEWER’S NAME],

I’m reaching out to you, as it has now been two weeks since we last spoke about my application for ROLE.

First of all, I am still very much interested to join [COMPANY NAME] and offer my expertise as a [ROLE NAME]. Our interview inspired me as I felt how it seems to be the perfect fit for what we are both looking for. I understand you would have many applicants to process, so I’ll continue to await your response.

Please let me know if you’d like to discuss anything that came up in the reference check, or anything further about my candidacy, I’d love to connect and express my enthusiasm again.

Looking forward to hearing back,

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME]

5. Follow up email after reference check: Two weeks after the interview (option 3)

Hi [INTERVIEWER’S NAME],

I hope this finds you well in your process of going through the candidates for the opening for [ROLE NAME]. I wish to express my continued interest in working for [COMPANY NAME], as I felt motivated and inspired by our interview at the possibility of working for such a company, with the values of [INSERT COMPANY VALUES AND MISSION].

I’m reaching out to you, as it has now been two weeks since we last spoke about my application for [ROLE], and I’m wondering if you need any additional information or references from me at this stage.

If so, don’t hesitate to reach out so that we can discuss anything that you’d like to clarify.

Thank you for the consideration and looking forward to your response,

Best regards,

[YOUR NAME]

6. Follow up email after reference check: Three weeks after the interview (option 1)

Hi [INTERVIEWER’S NAME],

It’s been some time since we have spoken. I would firstly like to express my continued interest in the [ROLE NAME] job that I recently applied for. I understand you may have had many applications and perhaps a longer process in sorting through all appropriate candidates.

To refresh your memory, in our interview we spoke about my experience in [STATE PAST ROLES[ and also [STATE ANY OTHER KEY POINTS FROM YOUR CONVERSATION].

I trust you have been in contact with my references. If you’d like to discuss anything that came up in your check, please feel free to contact me.

I’m looking forward to hearing your response and your decision on this role, as I would very much like to join the [COMPANY NAME] team.

All the best,

[YOUR NAME]

7. Follow up email after reference check: Three weeks after the interview (option 2)

Hi [INTERVIEWER’S NAME],

As it has now been three weeks since our interview for the role [ROLE NAME], I’m reaching out to check in to see the progress of your hiring process. If there is anything I can do to provide you with more information, whether that is answering questions or proving additional references, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I just want to express that after our interview, I felt motivated and inspired by the prospect of working for such a reputable company. I feel that [COMPANY NAME] is very much in line with my values in terms of the company culture and the quality of work that I aspire to give.

If you’d like to discuss anything that came up in your reference check, please feel free to contact me.

I’m looking forward to hearing your response and your decision on this role, thank you for your consideration.

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME]

To learn more, you can see some of my other posts on how to answer questions in an interview.

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