Job Application Status Inquiry Email

For those of you who applied for a job and did not get any response, you will be required to send a job application status inquiry email to their potential employer. Be sure to start this email with the appropriate salutation and keep the language courteous. In the first paragraph, consider highlighting the time, date and other important details regarding the application you submitted. Discuss the documents you attached with your application in the second paragraph and let the employer know that you are waiting for a quick response in the last paragraph. Always conclude your email with the proper closing statement.


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    Sample of Job Application Status Inquiry Email:

    Subject: Application progress request

    Shane Watson
    33 Derby Road
    May 14, 2013

    Dear Mr, Watson

    I applied for the job vacancy advertised in the local newspaper. However, I have not received any response. The reason why I am sending this email is to check the status of my job application that was submitted along with a covering letter and CV on August 27, 2012. I was advised that I would be notified about the status of my application by the end of October but unfortunately that did not turn out to be the case. Right now, I am still waiting to find out if my application has been accepted or rejected.

    I would also like to request you to inform me about the provisional dates of the interview. It will be very kind of you if you can also inform me about the dates of the selection procedures.

    I will be looking forward to learn about the progress of my application and I hope to provide you with my skills at your esteemed organisation in the future. If you want to know more about my qualification and professional experience, please do not hesitate to contact me at 5555-555 or


    Michael Wills

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    Template of Job Application Status Inquiry Email:

    To: [Email address of recipient]
    Subject:  [Write subject of the email]

    [Recipient Name]
    [Recipient Address]

    Dear [Name of recipient],

    I applied for [job title] vacancy at your [company name] on [date and time]. As per your instructions, I sent my resume email along with a CV and a covering letter.
    I submitted my job application and was expecting to get a response in a week but that did not turn out to be the case. It has been more than [time period] since I last heard from your HR department. I would greatly appreciate if you could email the status of my application.

    I am looking forward to a positive reply.


    [Applicant’s name]

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