Writing an email to inquire about a job status can be a bit tricky, as you want to know the status of your application without sounding too desperate or annoying. A negatively or aggressively written email inquiry can hurt the overall credibility of your application.

While you might find a lot of guidelines regarding this particularly overwhelming task, the best thing to do is to minimize niceties and write simple and to-the-point letter. This does not mean that you become rude; just create a short and simple email by greeting hiring manager and getting to the point immediately afterwards.


Email to Inquire About Job or Hiring Status


To: [Employer’s Email Address]

Subject: Follow-up Email for the Position of Child Care Teacher – Carla Mason

Dear Mr. Simpson:

This is with reference to the interview for the position of a Child Care Teacher on September 21. It was a pleasure to meet with you and your staff members. I am emailing to find out the status of my job application as I was instructed to do so after two weeks.

I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate my interest in Child Care Teacher’s position at ABC School. As we discussed, I possess exceptional child care and teaching skills that make me a good choice for this job. Talking with you in person made me understand about your requirements concerning a teacher who will be responsible for children’s early years’ learning. The opportunity to work with the children and staff of your school would be invaluable and I am particularly interested in contributing to your institute’s long-term mission.

I am looking forward to hear a reply from you soon as I am positive that I have much to contribute to your bottom-line. Thank you for taking out the time to read this email.


Best regards,

Carla Mason
23 Pert Road
New York, NY 55432