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I had my final round interview for a position as a Regional Manager. At the end of the interview I inquired when they would be making a decision. The hiring manager advised in 10-days they would have a decision. It is currently 12 days since I had my interview. When should I follow-up?
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, November 8, 2013
I think that you are fine to follow-up via e-mail at this time.  In that e-mail, be both casual in your inquiry (i.e. 'I was just curious about my status'), but direct in describing your level of interest in the position (i.e. Please let me reiterate my strong level of interest in this position).  If after several more days, they have still not responded, then it would be appropriate to follow-up with a phone call.  It is important though, not to be overly agressive in your follow-up.  Respect the fact that the hiring managers are very busy and other priorities can take prescedent over hiring decisions.  A professional approach to follow-up can be effective on two fronts - it can demonstrate your high level of interest in the company and job and show the level of professionalism in your written and verbal communication skills.
Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Monday, November 11, 2013
I think at this time it is okay to send a follow up e-mail inquiring about the status of your interview and to reiterate your interest in the position. However, the hiring manager is most likely busy with interviews and their other day-to-day work, so I would be mindful of not coming off too pushy in how you word it. Even if they don't have a definite answer yet, they will probably be able to give you an update of when you should hear back if their decision has been delayed. If a week goes by and you still haven't heard from them after sending an e-mail, I think trying to phone them would be an appropriate next step. Good luck!
Answered by Jennifer, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on Friday, November 22, 2013
I think it would be ok at this point to follow up via email as a “check in” on your status and to see if there are any updates on the position. There can be several reasons for a delay in the process so just want to be sure that you’re professional in your approach and mindful of things that can come up. This is also a good opportunity to reiterate your interest in the role as well as your key strengths that you would bring to the position.
Answered by Nicole, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I think now would be a good time to follow up on your interview, and I would recommend starting with an email. Let them know you are still very interested in the position and ask if they will still be making their decision this week. You want to come across as a go-getter but not too pushy so do not be overly aggressive. This is a great time to showcase your written communication skills so keep the email fairly brief but well written. This would be a good time to remind them why you are interested and a good fit for the role. If you do not hear back after a week of sending the email then I would agree with the others and follow up with a phone call.
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