You are reading this post because you are looking for ways to better communicate with your prospects. I am here to help! If you have ever used the phrase "looking forward to hearing from you", then you know that prospects may not take it as a sincere compliment, but instead could see it as an attempt at being manipulative or too pushy. Check out these alternatives in the blog below that will leave the prospect feeling appreciated and valued!
"Looking forward to hearing from you."
What could be a simpler way of letting your interviewer know that you are interested in the position and would like to discuss it further, right? Well yes, but only if there is no other option available.
Yes, but only if there is no other option available.
At times it might feel a little pushy to say "I'm really interested in this job and will call on Monday morning to schedule a time for a second interview" or "Since I have heard nothing from you so far, I'll assume I've been unsuccessful this time". So what is one supposed to do when they want to get across the point without sounding too demanding? There are several alternatives that ensure convenience for both parties. Now let us delve into the various ways to speak the phrase.
1. "I would love to schedule a time for a follow-up meeting"
This sentence gives off the impression that you are interested in the job even if it doesn't guarantee an interview. A follow-up meeting could be anything from a casual call lasting 10 minutes to ask some questions, to scheduling another interview after further checking of your resume and references. The important thing is not to turn it into an interrogation – just two professionals chatting about their careers and promise of progress – so don't sound too eager either!
2. "Is there any feedback on my application?"
This question is fairly easy and can be directly answered by your interviewer: yes or no . It shows you want to know more about the status of your application but it also allows your interviewer to give you a brief explanation, should they be inclined. If they are not, however, the only thing this phrase will guarantee is an awkward silence at the other end of the phone.
3. "I really hope I have done my best in applying for this job"
It might seem like you are under-confident or even unsure if you stand a chance, but that is actually not true! This sentence aims to express your interest in the job without being too demanding and shows evidence of your motivation. You can then ask politely about next steps or wait for feedback from your interviewer just as described above. It all depends on what exactly you want to achieve so choose carefully before sending out any emails/messages.
4. "Looking to get a response from you / your side"
If other suggestions aren't working, this is your best alternative and the most straightforward one. It ensures you will be notified of any developments in your application and leaves no room for misunderstandings or misinterpretations. Of course it does not show as much enthusiasm but rather a sense of inevitability: if they want to meet with you they will let you know; if they are not interested, however, then there is nothing else you can do about it.
5. "Does my application seem promising?"
This sentence is halfway between number 4 and number 2 as it combines the positive aspects of both (interest and casualness) without being too demanding yet leaving little choice for your interviewer. If they are not interested, you can always send them a polite email asking for feedback and if they are, the only thing you have to worry about now is getting an interview date!
6. "I hope I haven't missed anything"
This is the second most straightforward sentence as it is basically another way of saying number 4. It shows you are eagerly awaiting their reply with no room for misinterpretation but doesn't come over as being pushy which would be a major turn off. If they have not replied after this, either they don't want to work with you or your application simply was not good enough – nothing more there to say then.
7. "Thank you so much for considering me for this role!"
Let's start with the obvious: this sentence is not to be used in an interview! It shows you are keen about the job but, unlike the previous five examples, it doesn't ask anything. You can use it at any stage of your application process when sending out your CV/cover letter or after receiving a formal response from your interviewer. Of course it sounds overly positive and confident which might seem arrogant depending on how you phrase it so moderation is advised!
8. "I know there are many candidates who applied for this role so I'm very grateful I've been given this opportunity"
This sentence also comes down to show your interest in the job without being too demanding and leaving room for possible misunderstandings. It does have some weaknesses, however: you'd better not use it with your interviewer or at least be prepared for their possible reaction to what you've just said! It is more appropriate to send a follow-up email after talking to them on the phone (or meeting face to face) and can help you understand whether they still think of you as one of the strongest candidates.
9. "I hope my application is strong enough"
This final sentence is quite similar to number 3 above but this time shows evidence of your modesty and humility which are both positive points in most job interviews. Of course like all examples here it's not perfect so make sure it doesn't come across as over-confident or even cocky! If used appropriately, though, this sentence is sure to highlight your strengths and enthusiasm for the job in question.
10. "Many thanks for your consideration"
This email/message is the most straightforward of them all because it does not ask anything. Of course, like many other examples here, it's not perfect so make sure you don't come across as arrogant or uninterested! This is another good candidate for sending after meeting your interviewer face-to-face and getting some feedback on your application.
11. "Thank you for your time"
This sentence is another way of saying number 3 above and shows you're interested in the job without asking anything: it's not as positive as some other examples here but that can be an advantage if used correctly! Do bear in mind, however, that this might come across as a little bit too confident and self-assured which is definitely not what you want to show at such an early stage.
12. "I hope I didn't waste your time with my application"
This sentence is slightly different from the rest because it does not mention the job or company directly. It sounds quite humble and doesn't ask anything of your interviewer while still showing genuine interest in working with them which must surely count for something! Of course it is quite vague and needs to be handled carefully so as not to come across as uninterested or even pushy.
13. "Awaiting your response!"
This sentence comes pretty close to number 1 above: it's straightforward and shows eagerness for your interviewer's reply without actually asking them anything. What it lacks, however, is the confidence of its predecessor which can surely only work in your favour! It works best when sent together with all other supporting documents (cover letter etc.) so that there are not any misunderstandings about what you really mean by saying this.
14. "Do not hesitate to get in touch if I can help at all"
Coming across as helpful and generous is always a good thing in job interviews so this positive sentence is definitely worth considering. It's also very short and to the point which makes it one of the most efficient ones here - do bear in mind, however, that being too generous can have some negative consequences on future working relationships!
15. "I am eager to learn about your thoughts"
This sentence emphasizes your interest in the company/job without actually asking for any specific information while still sounding polite and not too demanding which might be needed if you have already sent your cover letter or CV (or even all other documents) but haven't received a reply yet. What it lacks, though, is confidence like number 1 above which can make or break its impact on your interviewer(s).
16. "I would like to learn more about your company"
This sentence is very similar to number 1 above which means it can easily be misunderstood if used incorrectly. It also sounds slightly less enthusiastic than its predecessor and can come across as a bit too pushy or even cocky. Still, if handled properly it should leave a good impression on the reader and present you in a positive light so don't dismiss it without giving it some careful thought!
17. "Please let me know your thoughts on my application"
Coming across as pushy and demanding is never a good thing so this statement should only be considered when you have already sent all other documents (including cover letter) because otherwise there might be some misunderstandings about what exactly you want from your interviewer. It can, however, be a good way of emphasizing your eagerness to get to know their thoughts on you and the job/company - do bear in mind, though, that this is one of the riskiest examples here because it might easily come across as rude or even arrogant!
18. "I hope my application was not too long"
This sentence shows that you are aware that some people appreciate brevity while others prefer more detailed applications which makes it a safe choice if used correctly! Do bear in mind, however, that this could also come across as trying too hard to please everybody - especially if sent together with other documents (like cover letter). In such cases only send it if you've been expressly asked for a short application (e.g. for public administration jobs) and follow the instructions carefully!
19. "I would love to hear any feedback you might have"
This sentence is quite similar to number 1 but lacks its confidence so it can come across as unconfident or even desperate which should be avoided during job interviews: this is one of the least effective sentences here because it doesn't show genuine interest in working for your company nor does it ask anything from your interviewer(s). It's not a bad choice if used together with other documents (especially cover letter) and always politely though!
20. "If there is anything else you need, please get in touch"
Being helpful and polite never hurts so this statement works best if sent together with other documents (especially cover letter) but can also be used during face-to-face interviews if you want to emphasize your interest in the job without being too pushy. It's definitely one of the safest choices here because it shows that you want to avoid any misunderstandings or misinterpretations while still being polite and professional which is always a good thing!
21. "I am really excited about this opportunity"
This sentence is one of the most positive ones here so it shouldn't be dismissed without giving it some careful thought - do bear in mind, however, that coming across as overeager has some negative consequences especially when used during face-to-face interviews which are very important for getting better jobs! Still, there are some jobs that are more laid-back and less formal so this statement might work well for those.
22. "Thank you for taking time reviewing my application"
Being polite and respectful is always a good thing so this statement can help you show that: thanks to its wording, though, it isn't too enthusiastic thus avoiding unusual levels of excitement which might put some interviewers off (especially those who are very formal or traditional). It's definitely one of the safest choices here which makes it a very good choice if you're afraid that your level of enthusiasm might be too high (especially during face-to-face interviews)!
23. "Thank you for taking my application into consideration"
Being polite and respectful is always a good thing so this statement can help you show that: thanks to its wording, though, it isn't too enthusiastic thus avoiding unusual levels of excitement which might put some interviewers off (especially those who are very formal or traditional). It's definitely one of the safest choices here which makes it a very good choice if you are afraid that your level of enthusiasm might be too high (especially during face-to-face interviews)!
24. "I would love to work for your company and learn more about what it has to offer"
This sentence is quite similar to number 4 but lacks its confidence and brevity thus making it riskier than number 2 : even though this statement does ask something from your interviewer(s) without being pushy, its wording makes it sound like you're desperate for a job which can be very off-putting (especially for those who are already interested in hiring you)! Still, it's one of the safest sentences here and definitely shouldn't be dismissed without giving it some thought.
25. "When I received your email, I was delighted to learn that my application is under consideration"
This sentence has something in common with number 17 but, unlike this statement, number 31 does not ask anything from your interviewer(s) nor does it show genuine interest in working for their company: still, if used together with other documents (especially cover letter) during job interviews , this statement might help you demonstrate that have excellent communication skills without being
That's it then! These are my 25 most effective alternatives to "Looking Forward To Hearing From You". Finally please remember that, whatever you do, there is no way around the fact that your application will only be judged positively if your interview performance also lives up to standard - in other words make sure you prepare properly in advance!