When to Follow Up?
If you haven’t received a response to your first email after a few days, it may be time to follow up. Depending on the context of the email, such as if it was for a job or an important client, you may want to follow up sooner. If it’s a less urgent email, you may wait up to a week before sending a follow-up.
How to Follow Up
When following up, it’s important to be polite and concise. Begin your email with a friendly salutation and a reminder of your original message. For example, “I hope you’re doing well. I just wanted to follow up on the email I sent last week about XYZ.” In the next sentence, briefly restate your request or question. This serves as a helpful reminder of the conversation you’re following up on.
If you’re following up for the second time, you may want to add an additional sentence thanking them for their time in considering your request.
Example Follow-Up Email
I hope you’re doing well. I just wanted to follow up on the email I sent last week about XYZ. I’m still interested in learning more and would love to hear your thoughts.
Thank you for your time and consideration.