Sales Interview Follow Up Email

A well written and positive sales interview follow up email will help you stand out from the competition and reinforce your strong candidacy for the sales job opportunity.

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The average job seeker fails to write a sales interview thank you email or to follow up after their job interview. This email is a great opportunity to:

  • highlight your professional approach
  • showcase your writing skills
  • confirm your interest in the job
  • articulate your suitability for the position

Leverage your follow up email to increase your chances of success.

Sales interview follow up email example

Subject Line:  Thank you for the opportunity to interview

Dear (Name of Interviewer)

First of all, thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with you and greatly appreciate your insight and the time you took to discuss the sales job opportunity with me.

The in-depth understanding I now have of the responsibilities and expectations of the role has reinforced my enthusiasm for this job opportunity. I am confident that my proven sales skills and business development experience are an excellent match for the position. Your (product/service) enjoys a stellar reputation and I would consider it a privilege to join the sales team and contribute to its success.

I was excited to learn more about ABC company and its future plans. I am now even more motivated to be a part of making the company's goals a reality and I am ready to give my all to achieve this.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any further information. Thank you again for your time and consideration


Your name

Key phrases for your sales interview follow up email

Power phrases to use in your sale interview thank you email.

The introduction

Thank you for meeting with me this morning, I sincerely appreciate the time you took to discuss this exciting opportunity with me.

In addition to experiencing a very informative and interesting interview, I came away with great enthusiasm and excitement about the position.

It was a pleasure meeting with you and I was excited to learn more about the job opportunity and the company.

The reinforcement of your suitability for the job

I am confident that my proven record of achievement, hard work and energy will add significant value to the sales team.

After learning more about the position, I am convinced that I can make an immediate contribution towards the achievement of the sales goals you outlined.

As discussed, ABC Company is an ideal work environment for me to utilize my strong (collaboration/planning/communication) skills.

I am confident that the key responsibilities of this position play to my major strengths including my ability to establish productive and positive relationships with a diverse customer base. 

I appreciate the openness with which you discussed the challenges the sales team currently face. I am confident that I can leverage my skills and experience to help the team meet these challenges and deliver the growth you are striving for.

I know I can make a strong contribution to the continued growth of ABC Company as I have solid experience in all of the required areas that we discussed, particularly in business development and revenue building.

I believe I possess the drive, commitment and strong interpersonal skills required to make the sort of sales impact that you are looking for.

In my interactions with customers, I focus on building credibility and trust which results in high sales numbers. I am enthusiastic about the prospect of bringing these skills to your sales team.

The closing

Thank you again for the opportunity to interview. I am most interested in the position and I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you again for your time.  I look forward to hearing back from you regarding next steps, and please let me know if you need any further information.

Thank you again for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any further information or you have any questions for me.

Sales interview follow up email when you haven't heard back from the employer

If you have not heard back from the potential employer after your sales job interview and it is a couple of weeks since you sent your sales interview thank you email, you can check in with the company to find out the status of your job application.

This should be a clear and concise email, with the focus on requesting an update on the recruitment process. Send the email to the hiring manager, recruiter or the person who interviewed you.


Subject line: Requesting an update on the sales (Job Title) position

Dear (Name of Recipient)

I hope you are well. I really enjoyed meeting with you earlier this month and I am hoping to get an update on the hiring process. Any information you can give me on the status of the job opportunity would be greatly appreciated.

Please let me know if you have any questions or require any further information from me.

Thank you

Your Name

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