Student or Learner
I had a job interview 30 days ago. However, I have not received any result.
Now, I am going to send an email to ask.
Is my sentence polite and correct?
It is 30 days after the meeting, so I think it is a suitable to follow up my application.
It is 30 days since my interview for the position of [job title]. I would be very grateful if you would provide an update on the status of my application.
But sadly few employers bother with this courtesy today. Most say as much on their websites.
I think that emsr2d2's answer (It is 30 days since my interview for the position of [job title]. I would be very grateful if you would provide an update on the status of my application.) is an excellent answer.
But, my question(s) to you is: do you think it necessary to contact someone that interviewed you 30 days ago and persist in asking them to tell you what the status of your application is?
Will this help you?
Will this help you should another job in the same company become available?
Will requesting a response act in your favor or be detrimental?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then send emsr2d2's answer.
If you are not certain or if you think the answer is no, then spend your time researching other job prospects.
As Bobk has so rightly indicated, many companies have a "don't call us, we'll call you" policy clearly posted on their website.
Last edited by JohnParis; 08-Nov-2011 at 11:48. Reason: spelling
I was going to mention the fact that I would personally not send such an email but I assumed the OP had already decided that they wanted to chase it up and chose to help them word the email.
Many companies don't bother contacting unsuccessful applicants and, as someone else said, it might say so on their website or paperwork. I would recommend that the OP looks very carefully at any emails or letters they have received just to check that they hadn't already been warned that they would not get any further contact unless it was to offer them the job.
On the flip side, what if an email offering the OP the job has vanished into the great black hole that is the internet sometimes? Perhaps one chase-up email might be worth it - short and to the point. What harm can it do? I don't think many companies would take umbrage at such an email - it shows the applicant was serious and is still interested.
In the long run, it's up to the OP.
I prefer "it has been 30 days..." rather than "it is 30 days..."