Recruitment follow-up email templates

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6 email templates
Follow up to Sales Manager Position

Hello {{first_name}},

How are you? I hope you are faring well.

I recently applied for the sales manager position and wanted to know when you are likely to communicate your decision. It would be an honor to join {{company}} and bring your sales projections to fruition.

I would be happy to submit additional information if you need it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

[[your name]]

Quick question

Hi {{first_name}},

I’m following up one last time in case you missed my previous two emails.

Our placements have brought in more than 100 million dollars in revenue across multiple B2B software companies. Are you interested in hearing more about how we can help {{company}} do the same?

Just hit reply if you are and we can set up a quick discussion.

Kind regards,


Open Software Sales role

Hi {{first_name}},

I know you’re busy so I’ll make this quick.

I noticed you still have an open Software Sales role at {{company}}. We recently sent you an email about some of our excellent candidates that fit the profile. I would love to have a quick chat with you about how we can help you fill your open roles.

We work with leading B2B software firms in [[city name]] and have helped them build stellar teams.

Let me know if you’d be up for a quick chat tomorrow at 5PM?

Kind Regards,


New role?

Hi {{first_name}},

I thought I’d send you one last email.

We are trying to fill a brilliant tech role at a fantastic company and would love to have a chat with you about it.

Just hit reply if you would like to know more about the role. I am sure it would be a great next move in your career.



Help with [[position]]

Hey {{first_name}},

I can imagine you are probably fairly busy but I thought I would circle back in case you missed my first email.

We are a specialised search firm that is looking for engineers like you at a great company that is backed by some of the best investors and growing at a breakneck speed. We think you perfectly fit the bill and we would love to chat with you about it.

Would you be able to take 10-15 minutes out to chat about this role. I promise I won’t waste your time.



Senior engineering position

Hi {{first_name}},

I reached out to you last week, but I can’t imagine how busy you are. I would still like to chat with you regarding our open senior engineering positions. Are you free for a 15 to 20 min chat this week?

Kind regards,

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How to write a follow-up email template?

  • Add value with each follow-up. With each follow-up, you should provide additional value for your prospects. Try to collect more information about them, spark their interest with something relevant, provide proof of how your current clients are growing using your services by sharing their success studies, results, or feedback.
  • Write a catchy opening line. Start with an intriguing and/or relevant question, mention mutual connection, prospect’s problem, or use a recent trigger event. Try to avoid such opening lines: “Just checking in”, “Thought I would just check-in and find out”, “Just wanted to check-in to hear about”, “Touching base”, etc.
  • Make it short. In your follow-up emails, try to eliminate unnecessary greetings like “I hope you’re doing well.” Being polite is a must, but it could be easily achieved by using the right style for your email. Also, don’t use wordy sentences. Give your writing a confidence boost by eliminating words that weigh down your writing and make your sound uncertain.
  • Personalize on a high level. Besides basic personalization (first name, company name, etc), do in-depth research, and identify the prospect’s niche, mention possible pains, offer relevant solutions, etc.
  • Avoid sounding passive-aggressive. Direct aggression is relatively easy to spot, but more subtle passive-aggressive phrases can sneak into your follow-ups almost without thought. Try to omit such passive-aggressive phrases in your follow-ups: “I’m following up because you haven’t responded to me yet”, “I’ve tried to reach you a few times now”, “I know you’re busy, I’m busy too”, etc.

Read more: How to Write a Follow-Up Email After no Response (With Examples)

How to write a good subject line for your follow-up email?

The subject line is the first thing your prospects see, and they may decide whether or not to read your emails based on the subject line only.

So try not to be too obvious by having “Follow-up” or “Just checking in” as subject lines for your follow-ups. Be a bit more creative and write a catchy copy that makes users open your email.

These are the key rules to follow while writing subject lines for your follow-ups: make them personal, keep copy short, ask intriguing questions.

Read more: How to Craft Perfect Cold Email Subject Line

How many follow-ups to send?

At Hunter, our key rule is to focus on writing irresistible emails instead of adding too much follow-ups. So we recommend limiting to three follow-ups for your cold email campaigns. If you are sending too many follow-ups to someone who’s never heard about you, you may seem an annoying person and damage your company brand.

If you still feel three follow-ups is not enough or that you can provide more value/spark interest for your prospects—don’t hesitate to use other channels. Twitter or LinkedIn could easily help you to deliver your message on a personal level.

Read more: How to Write a Follow-Up Email After no Response (With Examples)

How often to send follow-ups?

Around 90% of emails are opened on the same day they are sent. The same for the responses—the chances are that your prospects get back to you the same day your campaign was sent are much higher.

So don’t wait for too long to send your follow-up email. Typically, 2–5 days is the best timing to remind prospects about your offer.

Read more: How to Write a Follow-Up Email After no Response (With Examples)

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