Follow Up Email After Verbal Job Offer (+7 Templates!)

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Receiving a verbal job offer is exciting news! It’s understandable that you feel that since the interview is over and you’ve received an offer, you can take a break and sit back now. Don’t fall into this trap! After all, a verbal offer is not the same as a formalized written offer. 

The next step you must take is to send a follow up email to the hiring manager who expressed your success in getting the job. Follow up email after verbal job offers can be what makes or breaks your actual written job offer to come through. 

With this in mind, here are some quality samples of follow up email after verbal job offer that you can use.

Follow Up Email After Verbal Job Offer (7 Templates!)

Follow Up Email After Verbal Job Offer templates

1. Formal follow up email after verbal job offer (Option 1)


I’m writing to express my gratitude for receiving your verbal job offer for [ROLE] at [COMPANY NAME]. It was a pleasure to meet you and hear more about this role, and I am very eager to begin working with the team at [COMPANY NAME].

I’m also reaching out to enquire about the next steps to take from here? Shall I await your written offer? Do you need anything more from me to finalize this process?

If so, don’t hesitate to ask.

Once again, thank you,


2. Formal follow up email after verbal job offer (Option 2)


I was very grateful to receive your offer for the role of [ROLE] at [COMPANY NAME]. I’m sure you felt my enthusiasm for the role in our interview and I’m thrilled to hear that I will be apart of the team at [COMPANY NAME]. 

I’m writing now to ask what the next step is to formalize this process now? 

If you need any more information from me, don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone. Otherwise, I’ll await the next instructions. 

Once again, I appreciate this offer.

Kind Regards,


3. Conversational follow up email after verbal job offer


Thank you so much for the job offer! I am very happy at the prospect of joining [COMPANY NAME].

I’m excited to be part of the team and really looking forward to seeing how this evolves in the future for both my own career, and the success of [COMPANY NAME] in my efforts to show up as the best I can possibly be for this role.

Let me know if you need anything more from me now, otherwise, I await further news from you in how to move forward from here.



4. Declining position follow up email after verbal job offer


I’m writing to inform you that although I very much appreciate your offer for the [ROLE NAME] role that I interviewed for on DATE OF INTERVIEW, I will be politely declining this position at C[OMPANY NAME] at this time. 

While the opportunity at [COMPANY NAME] is valuable, no doubt, I will be making a different choice due to personal reasons. 

Once again, I appreciate the opportunity and wish you luck in finding the perfect candidate for this role.



5. Creative follow up email after verbal job offer


I’m still on a high after our interview and receiving the job offer to join [COMPANY NAME]. 

As you would have felt in our interview, I feel so inspired to be a part of the team and to give my all to the [ROLE TITLE] position.

What is the next step to move forward with finalizing the process now? Anything you need from me at this stage?

Let me know, I’ll eagerly await your response!

Thank you, 


6. Second follow up email after verbal job offer


As it has now been a few weeks since our interview and your job offer for [ROLE NAME], and I have contacted you via email since, I am wondering if we are still going ahead with this offer?

I’m still eager to work for [COMPANY NAME], and I’d be happy to come in for another meeting if you need.

In the case that the offer has been withdrawn or the position since filled, please let me know if this has happened. Otherwise, I’ll await your response before continuing my search for a new role, as my first choice is to join your team at [COMPANY NAME].

Let me know, please.



7. Final follow up email after verbal job offer


I wanted to reach out to once again say thank you for hiring me for the [ROLE TITLE] position at [COMPANY NAME]. I appreciate the time you took in our interview to offer more details, and to allow me to express my interest for this role. 

I am wondering if you have had some time to read my previous email, and if there were anything you needed from me to move forward?

I’m eager to begin as soon as you need. Let me know if there’s anything you require from me – I’m contactable here or via phone. 

Thank you again,


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