How To Write A Follow Up Email

How To Write A Follow Up Email

Didn't get a reply? Never underestimate the power of follow ups!

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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How to Write a Follow Up Email


Hunter.io is where you can find email addresses for the hiring manager or the employees at a company.

They also have a solid article about How to Write a Follow-Up Email.

Key takeaways:

1. Add value with each follow-up -Instead of "just checking in," give a quick mention of a company's new blog article and why you liked it

2. Make it short -Emails with shorter copy of 95 words outperform emails with longer copy of 170 words

3. Personalize on a high level -Mention a mutual connection, or an interest you saw from their LinkedIn profile

All and all? Be persistent and keep following up every 2-3 days until you get a response. It's not annoying! It shows your interest.


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.