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Follow Up Email After Second Interview (+13 Great Templates!)

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Making it to the second round of interviews in your application is a great sign. However, now that the interview is done, it’s not the time to relax and sit back, waiting for the answer. A polite follow-up email is a simple and effective action to take, which may just be the thing to separate you from the rest of the applicants who also made it to their second interviews. 

We’ve taken the guesswork out of how to craft the best email, and have 13 different polite follow-up email samples for you to choose from to suit your specific context. 

Simply use the template that’s most relevant to you, and switch out the details like the ROLE TITLE and COMPANY NAME, and you’ll be good to go!

Follow Up Email After Second Interview (13 Templates!)

Follow Up Email After Second Interview

1. Polite follow-up email after second interview (Option 1)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I hope you are well.  Thank you again for your time and consideration in my application for the ROLE TITLE role. 

I had a great time at our interview on DATE OF INTERVIEW and have since been even more inspired by the value and mission of COMPANY NAME as a leader in the industry. I’d love nothing more than to join the team and offer my energy and expertise in this role.

I know you’re likely busy in this stage of the hiring process as you consider your choices, so I just wanted to send you this follow up to express again my gratitude and my interest for this position. 

If there is anything more that you need from me as you make your decision, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Kind regards,

YOUR NAME


2. Polite follow-up email after second interview (Option 2)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I hope this email finds you well. I’m writing to thank you once again for the opportunity to have a second interview with you for the ROLE TITLE position at COMPANY NAME.

I also want to let you know that since this interview, my eagerness to join your company in this capacity has increased due to our conversation and what you shared about the company culture and expectations for this position. 

As I expressed, I really do feel that I not only have the necessary expertise for this role, but also the passion and dedication that you’re looking for. For your reference, I’ve included a copy of my resume to review again at your leisure. 

Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me at this stage to streamline the process of your decision making.

I’d be happy to provide more references or answer any questions you may have so that you feel clear and confident in your decision. 

Thank you again for this opportunity.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME


3. Polite follow-up email after second interview (Option 3)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I’d like to thank you once more for taking the time to interview me again for the ROLE TITLE position. As I expressed in our interview, I am thrilled at the prospect of working for COMPANY NAME.

The information you gave in the interview about this role’s needs of expertise was extremely valuable for me to have a clear understanding of what you’re looking for, and I do believe that I am the perfect candidate for this role. 

I have since been looking into past projects related to TOPIC YOU SPOKE ABOUT that COMPANY NAME has been involved with, and it has inspired me with the future prospects of what I could create and assist with as being a part of the team at COMPANY NAME.

If you need anything more from me at this stage, I’d be happy to share. 

Good luck with your decision making, and thank you once again.    

Kind regards,

YOUR NAME


4. Conversational follow-up email after second interview (Option 1)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I was really happy to have been asked for this second interview today, and I’m still feeling inspired since our chat.

I just wanted to say once more how excited I am at the chance to join the team at COMPANY NAME and looking forward to hearing your decision. 

Let me know if you need any more info from me and I’ll send it over – references or work samples – I’m happy to oblige.

Otherwise, I’ll await your response!

Thanks again,  

YOUR NAME


5. Conversational follow-up email after second interview (Option 2)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I wanted to send a quick email to let you know how excited our second interview has made me at the prospect of working at COMPANY NAME. 

I really do feel that I would make a great ROLE TITLE and would put my all into this role.

I’m sure you gathered this from my eagerness during the interview, so it goes without saying that I am still very much interested in this role, if not more interested now that I’ve learned more about what you’re looking for and what the job entails. 

Looking forward to hearing your verdict, and if you need anything to make your decision, please let me know.

Regards, 

YOUR NAME


6. Playful follow up email after second interview

Hi FIRST NAME,

I’m still feeling totally inspired after our second interview on DATE OF INTERVIEW. I want you to know how much I appreciate the opportunity to join COMPANY NAME as your new ROLE TITLE, and feel like it really is the perfect fit for my skills and passion. 

I’m sure you could tell how eager I am about the position from our talk, so I’ll be waiting for your decision trying to not check my email every 5 minutes!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks again and have a great day, 

YOUR NAME

7. Short follow up email after second interview (Option 1)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I’m reaching out in this short email to thank you for taking the time to interview me again about the ROLE TITLE position. It was great to learn more about what you’re looking for, and as I already shared, I feel that my skill and passion are the perfect fit for what you need.

For now, if there’s anything more you require in your decision-making process, please reach out.

I look forward to your response.

Best, 

YOUR NAME


8. Short follow up email after second interview (Option 2)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I hope this finds you well. I wanted to send you this quick email to express my gratitude once more at being offered the chance to potentially join COMPANY NAME in this role. I feel that I’d really be a great addition to the team, after hearing more about the role and what you’re looking for in a new ROLE TITLE.

If there’s anything that you require from me in this stage of your hiring process, let me know and I would be happy to provide more references and information as needed.

Thank you, 

YOUR NAME


9. Short follow up email after second interview (Option 3)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I hope you’re well. Thank you again for taking the time to interview me on DATE OF INTERVIEW. I’m grateful for the information you shared and felt inspired by the questions you asked me. 

I really get a sense of how important it is for COMPANY NAME to find a valuable addition to the team, and from what you mentioned, I feel like my skills and my passion as a ROLE TITLE are a great match.

I eagerly await your decision.

Kind regards, 

YOUR NAME


10. Sending more information follow up email after second interview

Hi FIRST NAME,

I hope this email finds you well. I had a great time on DATE OF INTERVIEW during our discussion about the position for ROLE TITLE. 

I felt really inspired by the direction of our conversation, especially when you mentioned TOPIC MENTIONED IN INTERVIEW.

This actually led me to do a little more research in this area, especially in relation to how COMPANY NAME fits into the industry and the potential directions that could be taken.

I’ve attached with this email a summary of what I found in this little piece of research, if you’d like to see. In any case, I just wanted you to know that I am very serious – and passionate – about what COMPANY NANME is doing in the world, and I’d love the chance to part of the team, offering my expertise as a ROLE TITLE.

If you’d like any more information from me to assist you with your decision, let me know. 

Have a great day.

Best,

YOUR NAME


11. Need more information? Follow up email after second interview

Hi FIRST NAME,

I’m writing in regard to our interview on DATE OF INTERVIEW. I’m really grateful for the time and information you offered me about this position at COMPANY NAME.

I learned a lot about your company culture and what you’re looking for in the perfect candidate, and I feel even more confident that I’m a great fit with my experience and my true passion for the industry.

I’m reaching out also to ask whether you require any additional information from me? I can provide more references and in-depth samples of past work for you to review if you need any further information to assist with this stage of decision making.

I’d also be happy to meet again or have a call at any time. I am serious about this role and am eagerly awaiting your decision. 

Thanks again for your consideration, 

YOUR NAME


12. Second follow up email after second interview (Option 1)

Hi FIRST NAME,

I’m writing once more in regard to our interview on DATE OF INTERVIEW. 

I hope you received my follow up email after the interview, and I’m wondering if you are close to a decision for filling this role?

I’m still very much interested in joining COMPANY NAME in this position as your new ROLE TITLE. If you are still making your decision, let me know if there is anything more that you need from me. I’d be happy to have another chat with you, over the phone or in-person, or to send you more references as required.

I’m grateful for this opportunity to have been interviewed for this role, and in any case, I enjoyed our discussion during our interview.

Thank you and I look forward to your response, 

YOUR NAME


13. Second follow up email after the second interview (Option 2)

Hi FIRST NAME,

As it has now been AMOUNT OF TIME since we had our second interview for the ROLE TOTLE position at COMPANY NAME, I’m writing again to check-in to see how your hiring process is going?

I’m still very much interested in being a part of the team, and I believe that I can really offer a lot of value to the role, as I shared in our discussion. 

Are you close to a decision? I’ll await your response regarding this, and also let you know that I’m available to have another meeting if you’d like to connect again. 

Wishing you luck in this stage of your hiring process.

Kind regards,

YOUR NAME

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